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Christian Wood

Post by Crow » Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:04 pm

Waived.

Waived? After 114 minutes?

.141 wins shares per 48 minutes, 19.2 PER, best on team 3pt FG%, second best OR%, 3rd best DR%, 3rd best Block rate, decent steal rate for a big man, 4th best TS%, reasonable foul commited rate and a 3.9% TO% (more than 60% better than 2nd best on team and best in league for players over 52 minutes for season). +6 raw on/off. 6-11, long, just 20. Bye, bye Philly. Hopefully, hello more minutes elsewhere. Right away or later.

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Re: Christian Wood

Post by Statman » Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:46 am

Crow wrote:Waived.

Waived? After 114 minutes?

.141 wins shares per 48 minutes, 19.2 PER, best on team 3pt FG%, second best OR%, 3rd best DR%, 3rd best Block rate, decent steal rate for a big man, 4th best TS%, reasonable foul commited rate and a 3.9% TO% (more than 60% better than 2nd best on team and best in league for players over 52 minutes for season). +6 raw on/off. 6-11, long, just 20. Bye, bye Philly. Hopefully, hello more minutes elsewhere. Right away or later.
There's something else I think. Has to be, right?

Christian Wood was one of 8 undrafted players I threw out to an NBA high up who was talking with me as best for Summer League pick up by my draft model directly after the draft. Seth Tuttle, TJ McConnell, Robert Upshaw, Cliff Alexander, Derrick Marks, Rayvonte Rice, & Wesley Saunders were the others (in the exact order I presented & was discussed, Wood was last). He mentioned Christian Wood had "issues" - he didn't clarify (& I didn't ask) if the issues were health or personal.

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Re: Christian Wood

Post by Crow » Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:43 am

At draft time he was downgraded for high body fat and apparently bad interviews (might have been over-confidence or lack of attention, energy, etc.). It would have to be usually bad to justify the rejections, imo.

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Re: Christian Wood

Post by Mike G » Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:59 pm

He's one of just 40 active players with career PER>19 and WS/48 > .140
While those are nice numbers, I estimate his opponents have only been 39% starters -- low on the team.
So at 8 minutes per appearance, he may have gotten mostly garbage time?

All his 14 appearances were losses, by 17 pts on avg.
Over here (on Dec. 23) --
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9027&start=16
-- he was 5th among rookies in PER and WS/48; 9th in eW/484, and umpteenth in BPM.

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Re: Christian Wood

Post by Crow » Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:13 am

There was some indication Wood was out with Okafor when he got in trouble. That probably was an important factor in the decision. Can't say from outside if it was warranted. But Jerry making noise. Adding Brand probably doesn't make much W-L impact but if it makes any it adds to the tank.

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Re: Christian Wood

Post by rlee » Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:31 pm

Wood was with Okafor. Don't know what role, if any, that played. He apparently is joining the 87ers for the D-League showcase.

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Re: Christian Wood

Post by Crow » Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:35 am

14 pts, 9 rebs in 26 minutes per game in d league with decent shooting / scoring stats is not bad. Not thrilling though. 27% defensive rebounding for a guy listed at 216 pounds is notable. He might be headed for a multi year return trip to NBA a la Whiteside instead of a quick bounce back. If he gets to 225-235 with muscle tone I'd expect better performance.

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Re: Christian Wood

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Re: Christian Wood

Post by Crow » Sat Mar 05, 2016 7:04 pm

Mistake corrected, sort of. But now he becomes an unrestricted agent instead of being controlled under a low cost deal with team options? Still a mistake, I think. Now a mistake for a lot of rest of league too in not taking him for development. Either as free agent or moreso when he was on old contract and could have been picked up off waivers. He might not pan out great but the potential value beats almost all or all 15th men.

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Re: Christian Wood

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Re: Christian Wood

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Re: Christian Wood

Post by Crow » Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:46 pm

They may not be done with him.

NBA financial system is so complicated. So many moves are about money, not so much directly basketball.

Wood's very long reach is a plus, as is his ability to take really long strides. He is 2 stride move from a dunk almost anywhere within 15-20 feet.

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Re: Christian Wood

Post by rlee » Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:16 am

Crow: here is one explanation of the finances involved:

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/spor ... llion.html

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Re: Christian Wood

Post by rlee » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:02 pm


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Re: Christian Wood

Post by Crow » Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:13 am

fwiw, higher PER last season in college than Brandon Ingram.

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