Texas Trade: Dallas Mavericks Acquire Christian Wood From Rockets

The Dallas Mavericks have acquired big man Christian Wood from the Houston Rockets, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

Dallas is reportedly sending over the no. 26 pick in this year's draft along with fan-favorite Boban Marjanovic, Trey Burke, Marquese Chriss, and Sterling Brown over to Houston in exchange for Wood.

This is a massive acquisition by the Mavericks, who made the Western Conference Finals in this year's playoffs. 

Wood is just 26 years old and is just about to enter his prime. This past 2021-22 season, Wood averaged 17.9 points and 10.1 rebounds, while shooting 50.1 percent from the field. 

He is a capable rim runner and a great floor spacer with his ability to knock down the long ball. This past season, he made 39.0 percent of his threes on decent volume at nearly five attempts per game.

The 6-foot-10 center/forward is a nightly double-double threat that should thrive playing with Luka Doncic. 

Wood, however, has had his issues in the past. Houston suspended him for a game this past season after missing a COVID-19 test. 

He also refused to enter a game when his now ex-teammate Kevin Porter Jr. had an argument with a member of the coaching staff and left the arena.

Regardless, Dallas is getting a talented big man in Wood and they should hope playing in a winning environment with one of the best players in the NBA fixes whatever issues he has.

Wood is in the final year of his current deal and will become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2023. 

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