2- Christian Wood
It took a while for Christian Wood to find his footing in the NBA, but once he did, he became one of the more underrated players in the game today.
Wood just hasn’t found himself in good situations. He played in New Orleans after being waived by the Bucks (more on that later), with Anthony Davis being the focal point of the offense, Detroit, who has been rebuilding for the last few years, Houston, which was a good team, traded away James Harden and Russell Westbrook after Houston was about to go through a rebuild, and Dallas, which again a good situation turned bad after Mavs Head Coach Jason Kidd reduced Wood’s minutes after the trade deadline.
But before those situations where Wood was fighting to stay in the NBA, he was a player for the 76ers, Hornets, and Bucks.
Wood’s stint with Milwaukee’s G-League affiliate Wisconsin Herd is what turned some heads. In 28 games for the Herd, Wood averaged 29.3 points, 14.1 rebounds, and 2.4 assists; He also shot 55 percent from the field.
Wood was starting to develop his offensive game, and having a player like Christian Wood on the roster while the Bucks were making their playoff run would have helped; particularly coming off the bench against Toronto, where Milwaukee’s bench deserted them in that series.
Milwaukee will have to move some money around to sign Christian Wood, but if anybody can pull off salary cap wizardry, it’s General Manager Jon Horst.