Christian Wood is entering the final year of his contract and the Rockets need to get some value for him or extend him at a reasonable price, according to John Hollinger of The Athletic, who believes it would be prudent to move him if the Rockets can get a decent first-rounder for him, given that they can get a starter-level big man with their lottery pick. If they don’t extend Wood or get a strong trade offer this summer, they can still deal him at the trade deadline, Hollinger adds. Hollinger and Kelly Iko of The Athletic discuss how the Rockets’ offseason might play out.
We have more from the Southwest Division:
- The Rockets brought in several draft prospects this week, Iko tweets. That group includes MarJon Beauchamp (G League Ignite), Kennedy Chandler (Tennessee), Michael Foster Jr. (G League Ignite), Nikola Jovic (Mega) and Kendall Brown (Baylor).
- Dyson Daniels is visiting the Pelicans this weekend, Jake Madison of the New Orleans Times-Picayune tweets. Daniels is currently ranked No. 6 on ESPN’s Best Available list and New Orleans holds the No. 8 pick.
- Speaking of that pick, if the Pelicans decide to move it for a quality veteran, who would such a trade entail? William Guillory of The Athletic breaks down scenarios in which they acquire Deandre Ayton, Joe Harris and Myles Turner in hypothetical deals involving the lottery pick.