3 Trade Packages To Send Rockets’ Christian Wood To Nets

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Joe Harris, Brooklyn Nets, NBA Trade Rumors
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Houston Rockets Receive: F Joe Harris, 2027 First-Round Pick (PHI)
Brooklyn Nets Receive: C Christian Wood

With this deal, the Brooklyn Nets solidify their commitment to providing the Houston Rockets with draft picks up to the turn of the century.

Of course, they’re getting value in return. The Nets may deem Harris expendable. He spent most of 2021-22 sidelined by injury. They found a suitable replacement for his elite floor-spacing in Seth Curry.

They could easily determine that they need spacing from a big more than they do from a guard/wing as currently constructed.

Meanwhile, the Rockets may or may not use Harris. As a rebuilding team, they may opt to sit him until they can find a buyer in a separate transaction.

LATEST NBA NEWS & TRADE RUMORS: 3 Perfect Trade Ideas Involving Rockets’ Christian Wood

On the other hand, they could see an advantage in putting a legitimately elite shooter alongside their young core. Green, Sengun, and whoever they select in the 2022 lottery could all benefit from the presence of Harris.

Either way, they’re mainly involved in this deal for the first-round pick. With Harden rapidly aging and Joel Embiid’s injury concerns, the Sixers could reasonably end up in the lottery by 2027.

LATEST NBA NEWS & TRADE RUMORS: 3 Perfect Trade Ideas Involving Rockets’ Christian Wood

On the other hand, if the Rockets would prefer something more tangible in return for Wood, we’ve got one more deal that could interest them.

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