This Grizzlies-Rockets Trade Features Christian Wood To Memphis

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Since they traded James Harden near the start of last season, the Houston Rockets have been a rebuilding franchise in the NBA and their front-office has put them in a position to succeed long-term. 

Jalen Green, Kevin Porter Jr., Alperen Sengun and Josh Christopher all look like solid, young building blocks for this franchise to utilize over the next several years, but there are questions leading to Christian Wood’s immediate future with the team. 

The Rockets signed Wood ahead of the 2020-21 season to a three-year, $41 million deal and he has surpassed the value set on his contract by a wide margin. 

Since joining the Rockets, Christian Wood has averaged 19.1 points, 9.9 rebounds and has shot 50.7% from the floor. Proving to be a factor at either the power-forward or center positions, Wood has made a name for himself in this league, which is why he has become a prime trade candidate heading into the offseason. 

LATEST NBA NEWS & TRADE RUMORS: This Raptors-Rockets Trade Features Christian Wood

Entering the final year of his contract, the Rockets could very much look to leverage Christian Wood while they can, as the 26-year-old big man will be hard to retain when he becomes an unrestricted free agent. 

Should Christian Wood hit the trade market, plenty of playoff-caliber teams will show interest in him and one of those teams could wind up being the Memphis Grizzlies. 

A true championship contender this season, the Grizzlies are a young, high-energy team that will enter the offseason searching for ways to expand on their roster’s overall talent, regardless of how they fare in the playoffs. 

LATEST NBA NEWS & TRADE RUMORS: This Raptors-Rockets Trade Features Christian Wood

Christian Wood fits the mold of a two-way rebounder and a rim-protector that the Grizzlies could utilize in place of Steven Adams, which is why they could possibly look to pursue him. 

Should we expect Memphis to go after Wood in the offseason? Let’s take a look at a trade proposal put together by Bleacher Report that would send Christian Wood to Memphis. 

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