Quite a bit of Sonic coverage in the 3 dailies today, and by Sonic coverage, I mean coverage other than Clay Bennett/OKC/Schultz coverage (which, I think we can all agree, is about as fun to read as a study on snail remains).
Anyhow, the Times, PI, and Tribune all agree that Chris Wilcox will be inked to a 3-year deal, with his salary targeted at either $7 or $8 million per season, or basically what everyone's been expecting for about 2 months.
(It's official - read the Sonics' press release here.)
Buried in Frank Hughes' story at the Tribune was this nugget:
"From here, Sund is expected to offer a two-year, $25 million contract extension to Rashard Lewis in late September..."
Sounds as though Lewis would be getting slightly less than his market value, but it's a good deal for the Sonics. Also of note from the PI:
"Wilcox is expected to compete with Nick Collison for the starting power forward position this season ..."
Really, does anyone expect Collison to have any chance at all of starting over Wilcox? I think it would be more likely to see Earl Watson surpass Ridnour than to see Collison surpass Wilcox, but maybe I'm off base here.
In any event, a good bit of news for the Sonics today, amidst a summer of craptacular headlines. Hooray for us.