Commercials: Mavericks land Christian Wood, Rockets get first-round pick in five-player deal per report.

The Dallas Mavericks have agreed to trade numbers. In the 2022 NBA Draft, a total of 26 picks, Boban Marjanovich, Trey Burke, Marquez Chris and Sterling Brown were replaced by the Houston Rockets in exchange for Christian Wood. According to Shams Charania.

The trade will not be completed until Draft Night as Mavericks are set to give the New York Knicks a top 10 protected pick in 2023. “Stepen Roll” – You can read more about it here. – Prevents teams from being without a first-round pick in a consecutive season. This means that Mavericks will eventually score. Pick up 26 rockets, then trade this player as part of the trade.

Wood, who has been with the Rockets since 2020, averaged 17.9 points, 10.1 rebounds and one block per game, while shooting 51 percent off the field and 39 percent off 3 points off the ground. He is in the final year of a three-year, $ 41 million deal, and will be eligible for an extension six months after the trade is completed, if the Mavericks want to go that route.

The Rockets signed Wood ahead of the 2020-21 season, hoping to be a complement to James Harden and Russell Westbrook. That, of course, never happened, as both Harden and Westbrook were forced out before the season, and the Rockets became a rebuilding team. Now, at least, they’ve managed to turn it around for a first-round pick.

Let’s classify the trade:

Mavericks receive:

The Mavericks are coming out of an amazing race in the Western Conference finals, but when they got there it became increasingly clear that they did not have the full capacity on board to deal with the Golden State Warriors. In particular, their front court powers were very limited.

As a result, they went out and picked up Christian Wood, which would make them a better team right away. A colorful, 6-foot-10 giant man who can make room on the floor and drop 3 pointers, and even act as a lob threat in pick-and-roll, Wood fits in perfectly with that. How the Mavericks like to play. With the role of Wood’s starting center, Mavericks’ offense must become even more powerful.

The only possible downside to Mavericks is how the Wood Locker will affect the room. Despite his obvious abilities, it would be Wood’s seventh team in seven seasons, and he had some notable issues with the Rockets. In early January, before his game against Denver Nuggets, he missed the COVID-19 testing and delayed the shootout. He was placed on the bench to start the game. When he entered, he made little effort in the first half, and then at half-time he was confronted by teammates and assistant coach John Lucas. After he refused to return to the game in the second half, the team suspended him for one game.

Winning usually solves such problems, though, and Mavericks should win even more with Wood in the mix. Plus, he’s got nothing left to gain, and he has just one year left on his contract. If for some reason he is not a good fit, he can reduce his losses at the end of the season.

Dallas Trade Grade: a

Rockets are received:

  • no. A total of 26 selections in the 2022 NBA Draft
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When the Rockets signed Christianwood before the 2020-21 season, it seemed like a nifty part of the business. Wood showed great promise with the Detroit Pistons before shutting down the COVID-19 world, and his skills matched those of James Harden and Russell Westbrook. He was expected to help keep the Western Conference at bay.

Instead, Westbrook and Harden decided they were no longer interested in playing for the Rockets, and the team was forced to move into rebuilding mode. If the Rockets had known what was coming, there was no way they would have signed Wood this off-season, and he never made any sense on the roster given his new direction.

In the end, though, it worked, because they were able to turn it around for a first-round pick. Yeah Al that sounds pretty crap to me, Looks like BT aint for me either. Also, most analysts believe that Rocket Duke will be overtaken by Paolo Banchero. 3 overall choices with numbers. Both he and last season’s charming rookie Alpine Sengen will now have a clearer role and way to spend time with Wood than off the equation.

Surprisingly, the Rockets didn’t get much more than Mavericks in return, but they didn’t have to pay a lot of money and were selected in the first round for a guy who didn’t mean much for a long time. – Duration

Houston Trade Rank: B +