Christian Wood had a breakout season with the Detroit Pistons, and now he’s made money elsewhere.
Wood will sign a $ 41 million three-year contract with the Houston Rockets in a sign-and-trade deal with the Pistons, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Friday the first day with free agency.
It was apparently more than the stamps wanted to pay him. In anticipation of parting ways with Wood, the Pistons were busy Friday, signing Jerami Grant to a $ 60 million three-year contract, as well as center Mason Plumlee (three years at $ 25 million) and Jahlil Okafor (two years) and forward Josh Jackson.
Wood is said to be part of the draft night deal between Detroit and Houston, where the stamps received the No. 1
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Wood, 25, was one of the stamps’ few bright spots during a 20-46 pandemic-shorted season.
They claimed the 6-10 untapped journeyman from exceptions from New Orleans in July 2019. Despite a strong training camp and preseason, he had to knock veteran guard Joe Johnson out for the final roster spot.
Wood soon proved the way he finished 2018-19 with the Pelicans, averaging 18.3 points and 8.9 rebounds over the last seven games, was no joy.
He averaged 13.1 points and 6.3 rebounds in a career-high 62 games with the Pistons. He drove to the rim with authority and threw many thundering thumps down and was a threat from a distance (38.6 percent from 3-point range).
Wood was particularly good in 13 games after Andre Drummond was awarded to Cleveland, averaging 22.8 points and 9.9 rebounds. Eleven of his 12 starts in 2019-20 came during this stretch.