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Christian Wood is a Rocket (UPDATE : Yes -- it's true)

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by treyk3, Nov 20, 2020.

  1. LorneMalvo

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    Look at how he moves at 6’11 . He’s one of those guys who can absolutely feast on a team that doesn’t even necessarily have to be bad defensively, they could be GREAT, but he’s such a terrifying mismatch he’ll make a good defense look bad.

    Utah would get thrashed. Boston would too. Miami has no one you want to put on him. Neither does the Clippers.

    He’s the x-factor.
     
  2. D-rock

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    Wood back to Harden... Harden back to Wood. Wood... BANG!
     
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    “His skills, his talent — I think he’s just a very talented basketball player that can do things at his size that very few people can,” said Stone, limiting his comments to the transaction completed and announced Tuesday. “He can stretch (defenses.) He can attack off the dribble. He can make a play for others. And he can finish at the rim. That’s a unique combo.”

    Asked how those skills fit with the Rockets’ roster, Stone said, “I hope, perfectly.”

    Without addressing anyone currently on the roster or to be added in the other offseason moves, Wood’s mix of range shooting should work well for the spacing Russell Westbrook especially needs and the pick-and-roll rim threat James Harden in particular exploits.

    “He can pop and he can pick-and-roll,” Stone said. “That’s what makes him unique. Very few guys can do that.”

     
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    This just really makes me want Thomas Bryant to team with Wood.
     
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    Awesome!
     
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    Why would Detroit protect a pick for so long? This looks favorable for us:

    “The protections on the Pistons’ first-round pick the Rockets will receive were adjusted when Wood was added to the deal. It is now protected through the top 16 picks in the next two drafts. If not conveyed by then, it is protected through 18 picks for two seasons, top 13 in 2025, top 11 in 2026 and top nine in 2027. If the Rockets still have not received the Pistons’ first-round pick by 2027, it would become a second-round pick in 2027.“
     
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    8 years of protection is insane.
     
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    Staying with 5 out but Boogie is more Jeff Green than Wood IMO.

     
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    I still remember the Stromile Swift hype.
     
  14. Loneyroy7

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    Wood is nice as hell.

    No question he's a great fit alongside Harden, and could legit be a 3rd option on a championship team. Now, If James had a 2nd option that could actually shoot, I would feel much better about their overall chances currently.
     
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  15. Downtown Sniper

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    Haven't read through this thread yet.

    But has it been discussed (also haven't investigated whether it was salary cap issues etc) why Detroit didn't re-sign this guy?

    You don't sign a 6'11 big with all these apparent skills for that cheap.

    Why didn't Detroit keep him exactly?
     
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  16. D-rock

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    Signed Jerami Grant instead, more proven player.
     
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    Boggy Cousin are perfect.
     
  18. Deuce

    Deuce Context & Nuance

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    More like Wood WANTED TO LEAVE for a playoff team. He was a UFA.
     
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    Ok, so I ask again.

    Why didn't other playoff teams want to sign him then if he was so cheap?
     
  20. LorneMalvo

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    How competent do you think you the NBA is?

    I mean the guy barely got a shot in Detroit to begin with.

    He went undrafted before that.

    Nikola Jokic was Nurkic’s backup for 2 years.

    Draymond didn’t start over David Lee until Lee got injured.
     
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