JULY 14, 2:27pm: The Hornets have officially signed Wood, the team confirmed today in a press release.
JULY 13, 9:15pm: The Hornets have agreed to a multiyear deal with forward Christian Wood, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports (Twitter links). It will be a two-year pact, with the second year a team option, Charania adds. The dollar amount of the arrangement was not relayed.
Wood previously spent regular season time in the NBA with the Sixers, having inked four deals over the past 10 months with the franchise. The Sixers initially signed him last September to a four-year deal with a $50K partial guarantee, but despite winning a spot on the opening night roster, Philly waived him in January to make way for Elton Brand as team executive Jerry Colangelo brought with him an emphasis on veterans. Wood rejoined the team on a 10-day deal after the Sixers opened a roster spot through the JaKarr Sampson snafu, but the Sixers terminated that 10-day contract early so they could claim Sonny Weems off waivers. Philly later backtracked on that decision, releasing Weems and signing Wood to another 10-day pact which led to him remaining with the team the remainder of the season.
The 20-year-old has 17 NBA regular season appearances under his belt, notching averages of 3.6 points, 2.2 rebounds and 0.4 blocks in 8.5 minutes per outing. His shooting numbers are .415/.364/.619.