Sources: Christian Wood signs two-year deal with Lakers

ESPNSep 5, 2023, 11:27 PM ETReading: 2 min.

Free agent power forward Christian Wood has agreed to a two-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The deal also includes a player option.

Free agent power forward Christian Wood Agreed to a two-year contract with Los Angeles Lakerssources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The deal also includes a player option.

Christian Wood, who turns 28 later this month, put up good numbers for the Dallas Mavericks last season, but played limited minutes as coach Jason Kidd didn’t fully trust the talented big man. Wood averaged 16.6 points and 7.3 rebounds on 51.5% from the field and 37.6% from 3-point range, but he started just 17 games and averaged less than 26 minutes.

Christian Wood is fouled by Anthony Lamb at American Airlines Center on November 29, 2022 in Dallas, Texas.Ron Jenkins/Getty Images

Four sets Christian Wood His 25 points and 10 rebounds in 2022-23 tied for the most of any player in the last 25 seasons, according to ESPN Stats and Information Research.

An undrafted player out of UNLV, Wood continued to develop a ground attack but was unable to stay with a team for more than two seasons; He has played for six different franchises in his seven-year NBA career.

ability Christian Wood Hitting 3-pointers and finishing at the rim as a small-ball center makes him a dynamic talent on offense, but Dallas had trouble defending when he was on the floor last season.

The Mavericks acquired Wood from the Houston Rockets last summer in exchange for the 26th pick in the 2022 NBA draft, which became Wendell Moore Jr.

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Christian Wood He made $14 million last season, the final year of a three-year contract he signed with Houston in 2020.

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