One of the main stories of the 2020 free agency was on whether the Detroit Pistons were gonna do everything in their power to try and keep Christian Wood. They did not, choosing to pay Mason Plumlee from the Nuggets instead.
Now, it seems like Wood has moved on and found a new home. The Center is getting paid, as ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski confirmed he has agreed to a three-year, $41M deal with the Houston Rockets.
Free agent F Christian Wood has agreed to a three-year, $41M deal with the Houston Rockets, sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 21, 2020
This deal, which is expected to be completed via sign-and-trade, is great news for Houston who are trying to keep James Harden in their roster for next season.
Wood had a career season last year, averaging 13.1 points and and 6.3 rebounds per game. Rumors around the league since March were that he was expected to get a big contract in free agency, and now he has.
Last year Houston remained strictly loyal to their 'small-ball' line-up, playing with PJ Tucker as their starting Center. Now, without Daryl Morey and Mike D'Antoni, there's uncertainty and what the future awaits for the organization.
During the offseason, the Rockets hired Dallas Mavericks assistant Stephen Silas to become the franchise's next head coach.