14. Christian Wood
Christian Wood is a bit of a Rorschach test when it comes to determining trade value. In terms of NBA experience, he has virtually none, but Wood has been absolutely killing it in the G League.
This season with the Wisconsin Herd, Wood is averaging 28 points, 13 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game while shooting 61 percent from the field. Even for the G League, where defense is sometimes optional, those are impressive stats.
It’s gotten to the point that some Bucks fans are eager to see Wood get a shot in the big leagues with the Bucks, and get some playing time over bench big men Ersan Ilyasova and Thon Maker, who have struggled as of late.
Since he impressed during the 2018 Summer League with the Bucks, fans have been excited about the potential of the 6’10” big man out of UNLV.
Wood is a tremendous athlete who runs the floor with ease, has a condor-like wingspan that makes him a feared shot-blocker, and even the occasional ability to hit a jumper.
However, Wood has only appeared in six games for the Bucks with just 37 minutes of game-action, all in mop-up duty. It’s hard to have that much value with so little experience.
The Bucks are Wood’s fourth team in his four years in the league, although he’s still only 23 and won’t turn 24 until September.
There’s clearly some potential there for Wood, which may cause some NBA teams to consider the big man, but until he proves he can at least hang in the NBA consistently, his worth is little more than just a flyer on a young guy.