ast time I checked the Off Ratings and Def Ratings Wilcox was one of only 5 players who had a positive net rating - from memory his +3 rating was 3rd on the team after KG and Terry.
His def rating was slightly worse then bass while his off rating was massively better.
Bass by comparison was our only starter with a negative net rating.
These numbers aren't a be-all-end-all but they do tell SOMETHING. Wilcox is doing SOMETHING right because unlike Barbosa, Lee, Green and Sullinger we aren't at a negative when he's on the court.
I have to say, Wilcox seems to do more than the box score suggests. When he comes in he plays hard, and he's always out running on the break. One extra man means the fast break is often 3-on-1 which forces teams to try to decode who to cover - if they leave Wilcox open Rondo will lob and he's practically a guaranteed finish, so he draws attention and it opens up the break for the other two guys. Simply having the effort level to run the floor can do good things.
Also his finishing isn't just dunks. If he has the ball anywhere within the paint he's almost a guaranteed finish. He's shooting 75% on shots inside the restricted area, but he's also shooting 75% on shots in the paint (but outside the restricted area. Unless he's found jordanesque dunks from the free throw line, he's finishing with more than just dunks. In the last fee games alone I've seen him finish with some very crafty double clutch layups that very few 6'10" guys of his build has the agility to finish.
Plus he just plays hard, and sometimes his energy alone seems to be contagious for the other guys on the team.
His defense varies from above average at tines to mediocre at others. Given the
umber of poor defenders on this team he's notucj worse than any of our other bigs not names KG. He's certainly been better defensively than Green, Pierce or Collins.
Last season he was a solid rebounder (about 14% rebound rate) but this season its dropped to about. Hopefully hell pick that up.
As for Fab I think there's a good chance he'll get a quick run here and there to see what he can do. Anybody is an upgrade over Collins and we need both size and shotblockibg.