Houston is meeting its offseason uncertainty with one of the younger, untapped talents on the free agent market.
The Rockets have reportedly come to an agreement with Pistons big man Christian Wood on a free agent deal that will be executed via sign-and-trade, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The 24-year-old Wood blossomed when pressed into the starting lineup for the injury-riddled Pistons, averaging 21.9 points, 9.4 rebounds and shooting 40.8% from 3-point range in that role.
Deal expected to be completed with a sign-and-trade via Detroit, per source. https://t.co/TALHbm9OlP
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 21, 2020
The move would further an offseason effort to remake the Rockets’ frontcourt after reportedly trading Robert Covington to Portland in exchange for Trevor Ariza and two first-round picks. Meanwhile, superstar guards James Harden and Russell Westbrook have each reportedly asked to be traded.