According to multiple reports, the Dallas Mavericks will be trading their No. 26 overall draft pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, Boban Marjanovic, Trey Burke, Sterling Brown, and Marquese Chriss, to the Rockets for Christian Wood.
Source confirms Mavs will trade the No. 26 pick, Boban Marjanovic, Trey Burke, Sterling Brown and Marquese Chriss to the Rockets for center Christian Wood.
Trade will officially convey on draft night.
Nico Harrison works hard and works fast. What a swap.
— Callie Caplan (@CallieCaplan) June 16, 2022
The move will help clear playing time for whoever the Rockets pick at No. 3 overall and Alperen Sengün, per Tim McMahon of ESPN.
Rockets were looking to move Christian Wood to clear playing time for Alperen Sengun and likely the No. 3 overall pick, whether that’s Paolo Banchero or Chet Holmgren. They pounced on chance to acquire a first-round pick (and no long-term salary) in the process.
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) June 16, 2022
Wood arrived in Houston last year via a sign-and-trade deal from Detroit. In his lone season with the Rockets, Wood averaged 17.9 points and 10.1 rebounds per game on 50.1 percent shooting from the field and 39.0 percent from beyond the arc.
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