Pistons will sign Chris Wilcox to a two-year deal
Hate to tell you, Joe, but that Wilcox hasn't been seen since he wore Terrapin red. His pro career has been marked by modest production (career averages of 9.3 points and 5.8 rebounds) punctuated with the occasional highlight dunk. Wilcox doesn't play tough defense and has no range. On the other hand he looks like a stud athlete. I guess that's worth about $3 million year these days.
The other aspect of this deal is that it thins an already emaciated class of available free agent big men. Mikki Moore, I hope you like Texas or D.C because my money is on you in a Rockets, Mavs or Wizards jersey next season.
As for the Pistons, after signing Wilcox, Charlie Villanueva and Ben Gordon for a combined $96 million, they have gone from a team that made the Finals in 2005 to roster full of role players. It turns out the Piston's motto is actually, ".500 at any cost."