Chris Wilcox is a free agent for the second consecutive offseason, and he’d rather not change his basketball address. He would love to be a Celtic next season.

But at this stage of his career and life, the 31-year-old big man would settle for being Chris Wilcox again.

After being “ready” for the start of training camp just six months after undergoing aortic surgery, the 6-foot-10 forward/center struggled through an uneven season plagued further by back and thumb injuries.

While his numbers were certainly affected by a drop to 13.6 minutes a game in 61 appearances, the averages of 4.2 points and 3.0 rebounds were the worst since his rookie season.

Clearly Wilcox doesn’t want to leave town this way.

“I mean, yeah, I would love to come back,” Wilcox said. “I would love to come back and be a part of this, because I just feel like I didn’t. . . . I wasn’t me, you know what I mean? So I want to come back healthy. I want to come back and be healthy right from the start of training camp and get a preseason in and find my way from the beginning.

“I think me being hurt and just rushing everything kind of put a toll on me and had me sitting when I could have been playing. I mean, I’ve just got to go back to the drawing board, get healthy and get ready.”

But after dealing with an enlarged aorta for years that put him on the surgeon’s table in late March 2012, Wilcox has developed a strong sense of perspective.