AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have signed free agent forward Chris Wilcox to a multiyear contract.

The 26-year-old Wilcox has appeared in 448 NBA games since the Los Angeles Clippers drafted him eighth overall in 2002. He also has played for Seattle/Oklahoma City and New York, averaging 9.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 21.7 minutes per game in his career.

In 62 games with Oklahoma City and New York last season, Wilcox averaged 7.2 points and 4.5 rebounds in 17 minutes per game. His best two seasons came in 2006-07 and 2007-08 when he averaged 13.5 points and 13.4 points, respectively, for Seattle.

The Raleigh, N.C., native played two seasons at Maryland, helping the Terrapins win the NCAA championship in 2002.

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