Charlotte Hornets Sign Forward Christian Wood
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July 14, 2016 – Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed forward Christian Wood. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Wood appeared in 17 games for the Philadelphia 76ers in 2015-16, posting averages of 3.6 points and 2.2 rebounds in 8.5 minutes per game as a rookie. The 6-11 forward also played in 32 games with the Delaware 87ers in the NBA D-League, where he averaged 17.3 points, 9.4 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 28.8 minutes per game while shooting .529 from the field and .707 from the free-throw line. The UNLV product logged 25 games of double-digit scoring, including 12 games with 20-or-more points and two games with 40-or-more points. The 20-year-old rookie netted a D-League career-high 45 points on Feb. 28 against the Canton Charge.
The Long Beach, Calif., native went undrafted in the 2015 NBA Draft following a two-year collegiate career at UNLV. In 63 total games, he averaged 10.4 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.9 blocks in 23.3 minutes per game. During the 2014-15 season, Wood averaged 15.7 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.7 blocks, ranking second in the Mountain West Conference in both rebounds (329) and blocks (90).