#2 Christian Wood (6-11 220, 22-years-old)
I, for one, am stunned on how he does not have a guaranteed contract and how he was left undrafted in 2015.
He is what teams want as a power forward/center prospect in the modern NBA. He’s athletic, has stretch ability/potential, can crush some nasty dunks AND play defense that features some highlight blocks.
Wood has got a couple “chances” but played only 30 total games with the Philadelphia 76ers and Charlotte Hornets in the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons. In very limited minutes (8.3) he only averaged 3.2 points, 2.2 rebounds and 0.4 blocks.
However, he has worked so much on his game in the last few years and really deserves another shot. For a team that can use some improvement in the front court, a guy like Wood that can back up both positions and has potential to be a steal and future starting power forward perfect fit next to Ayton they should jump on him.
He has a connection to the Suns too, playing for Phoenix in the 2017 Summer League so he’s a familiar name for the front office and could be a good success story.
In the G-League last season he went full beast mode making 54% of his shots, 32% of his threes (1.2 made per game) and lit it up with 23.3 points, 10.4 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game. Christian had 30 plus points in 7 games, 15 plus rebounds in 7 games and 3 plus blocks in 12 games.
For the Milwaukee Bucks in this year’s summer league he did much of the same putting up 20.4 points, 10.8 rebounds and a whopping 2.8 blocks in only 27.4 minutes.
I would think the Bucks would attempt to sign him, especially with Jabari Parker gone but the Suns should make the offer and see what happens.