Teams still interested in Christian Wood

Teams still interested in Christian Wood

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Teams still interested in Christian Wood

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It’s obvious why teams have been intrigued with Wood in the past. He’s a unicorn of a big man. That interest hasn’t waned, even in the early weeks of the offseason, sources told The Athletic. Wood is talented enough to where the Rockets can’t let him walk without getting assets back if their tenure is headed for an ending.
Source: Kelly Iko @ The Athletic

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Kelly Iko @KellyIkoNBA
On Christian Wood, the potential logjam with the No.3 pick, the Alperen Sengun factor and why the #Rockets rebuild’s first big question needs an answer soon.…12:24 PM
Kelly Iko @KellyIkoNBA
With his free agency a year away, interest in Christian Wood hasn’t waned, sources tell @TheAthletic. Is he here for the long haul?
On his uncertain future, the upcoming draft, a potential logjam and a rebuild’s first tough question.…10:14 AM

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But if there is a shred of doubt in Houston’s mind — whether it’s from Wood, the coaching staff or the front office — about long-term prospects, the clock is ticking. Wood is no stranger to hearing his name involved in trade rumors. “I just continue to play my game,” Wood told me that month. “Continue to hoop. If anything, it’s motivation. I know all 30 teams are watching, regardless if I’m in a trade talk or not. Just motivation to keep going. It gives me a little extra step when I step on the floor.” -via The Athletic / May 27, 2022
Ben DuBose: Even though (Wood) is still young in the grand scheme, in his mid to late 20s, he’s not in alignment with your young core, which is all closer to 21. I can see, for a lot of reasons, this is the time they look to move Wood. I’ve talked to people around the league, and the general sense I get is that with some of the off-the-court concerns that exist regarding his attitude, people think he would be a better fit in a contender’s locker room where there’s a clear veteran star in place. -via HoopsHype / April 7, 2022
“They are the best in the league at lining up for a big move,” a Western Conference executive added. If that dream target never materializes, league personnel likewise expect any smaller trade this offseason aimed at further upgrading its championship-caliber roster would likely involve Duncan Robinson. Miami has hopes of adding a further frontcourt presence alongside Adebayo, sources said, and has shown known interest in Christian Wood and PJ Washington. With the strong play of Gabe Vincent and Max Strus—shooting 38 percent and 40.4 percent from deep, respectively—the league’s shrewdest team strategists have come to view Robinson as expendable. Miami already gauged his value with several front offices before the February deadline, sources said, although no talks were considered serious. -via Bleacher Report / March 11, 2022

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