NBA: Christian Wood is trading rockets with Mavericks

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File – Houston Rocket’s Christian Wood # 35. Carmen Mandato / Getty Images / AFP

The Houston Rockets have a deal to trade forward / center Christian Wood with the Dallas Mavericks for the 26th overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, with Baban Marjanovic, Trey Burke, Marquez Chris, Sterling Brown, multiple media outlets reported Wednesday.

All five players will be in the final year of the contract next season. Trade cannot be finalized until the night of June 23 draft.

Wood has spent the last two seasons in Houston, averaging 19.1 points, 9.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists while shooting 50.7 percent off the field in 109 games. He averaged a career-high 21 points and just 32 minutes of play in his first season with the Rockets, then a career-best 17.9 points and 10.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists in the just-concluded season.

Wood, who went undefeated two seasons at UNLV, signed with the Philadelphia 76ers before the 2015-16 season. The 26-year-old has played in many seasons for these six teams: The 76ers, Charlotte Hornets, Milwaukee Bucks, New Orleans Pelicans, Detroit Pistons and the Rockets.

Mavericks will add Wood to a frontcourt that currently includes Dwight Powell, Maxi Kleber, Davis Bartons and Dorian Finney-Smith.

The Rockets, who finished with the NBA’s worst 20-62 record, will have three first-round draft picks: Nos. 3, 17 and 26.

Marjanovic, 33, has played just 23 games for the Mavericks, averaging 4.3 points. Burke, 29, averaged just 5.1 points, but has বিকল্প 3.3 million player options for his next season.

Chris, 24, appeared in 34 games and more than 10 minutes per game, averaging 4.5 points per game. Brown, 27, has 3.3 points in 49 games and three rebounds per game.

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