The Dallas Mavericks gain center / power forward Christian Wood from the Houston Rockets in exchange for the 26th selection in the 2022 NBA Draft and four players with expired contracts, sources told ESPN.
Sources said Houston was excited about Wood’s transfer because the Rockets want to open up playing time for their first round in 2021 Alperin Sengon It would probably be number 3 in general. The Rockets took advantage of a first-round pick without taking any long-term paycheck.
Wood, 26, averaged 19.1 points and 9.9 rebounds during his two seasons with the Rockets. He is set to earn $14.3 million for the 2022-23 season, the final year of his contract.
Promotion into the position was one of the Mavs’ primary goals entering the off-season in the wake of their access to the Western Conference Finals.
Rockets now has picks 3, 17 and 26 in the June 23 draft.
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