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Free agent profile: Chris Wilcox

This is the 29th post in a series of free-agent profiles that analyzes particular players and how they might fit in with the Lakers.

Detroit Pistons power forward Chris Wilcox

Type of free agent: Unrestricted

Positives: Wilcox showed last season with Detroit that he can be productive. His 7.4 points and 4.8 rebounds per game were remarkably efficient, considering he averaged only 17.5 minutes per night. Since the Lakers are pretty stacked at power forward with Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom, Wilcox's value would be only to make sure the Lakers can hold the fort in case an injury happens and to keep them rested. 

Negatives: Wilcox has a pretty bad reputation for not trying much on defense, a trait the Lakers could do without since that's where they're forging their identity. His on/off-court production stats and his overall inconsistency clearly show that he's not reliable. 

Verdict: Hmm, let's see. An NBA journeyman and inconsistent veteran whose role doesn't rate particularly high among the Lakers' off-season needs? The Lakers will pass. 


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