Top Stories

Christian Wood Rumors

All NBA Players
Christian Wood
Christian Wood
Position: F
Born: 09/27/95
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:216 lbs. / 98 kg.
Salary: $14,317,459
Scouting report
After recent reports from The Athletic and the Dallas Morning News suggesting that it’s unlikely he will be brought back, Christian Wood made another post on Twitter. This time, he called out the inaccuracy of those reports while mentioning that he would tell the “real story” at a more appropriate time. “We know the truth. Stop putting out these (cap emoji) articles,” Wood included in a since-deleted tweet on Monday. “I’ll tell the real story when the time is right.”

Christian Wood unlikely to return to Dallas

Two of the team’s underwhelming big man rotation, Christian Wood and Dwight Powell, are out of contract — and Wood, team sources say, is, unsurprisingly, not expected to be back. Maxi Kleber and JaVale McGee both showed age-related decline, although Dallas hopes that Kleber, 31, can bounce back with a full offseason to recover from midseason hamstring surgery.
And yet the apparent control by Silas manifested itself with a lack of accountability in and outside the locker room. Silas, sources say, experienced difficulty at times connecting with players like Christian Wood and Kevin Porter Jr., evident in suspensions for both in January 2022. Wall and Silas were close and might have helped establish order, but the decision to exclude the veteran point guard from the rotation was a directive from management. Between Wood, Green, Eric Gordon and Porter, there was an underlying battle for pecking order. As a result, there was an overall lack of leadership.

Mavs not keeping Christian Wood?

Prime among current Mavericks who face uncertain futures are JaVale McGee (who failed to live up to the three-year, $17.2 million contract he commanded last summer), fan favorite Christian Wood (my up-to-minute sense is that the free agent-to-be will not be asked back after a Wood contract extension was raised as a possibility before the Irving trade) and Hardaway (who has two seasons and $34.1 million left on his contract and was shopped without success at the last trade deadline in February.)