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Christian wood I had everything ready. The draft forecasts of the NBA of 2015 placed him at the end of the first round. At 19, in his second seas


Christian wood I had everything ready. The draft forecasts of the NBA of 2015 placed him at the end of the first round. At 19, in his second season in the University of Nevada Las Vegas he had averaged 15.7 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.7 blocks. There was interest from various franchises. He had reserved a space to celebrate it with his family and friends in the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. But the first round was over and his name was not spoken. I finished the second and neither. What must have been a celebration ended the player slumped in a chair with his head sunk in his arms and his loved ones tried to comfort him.

But since everything could get worse, the drama did not stay only in the professional and touched the personal. His girlfriend had flown to Las Vegas to accompany him on this supposed celebration. After disappointment at not being chosen in the draft, he took her to the airport to return home. I will never see her again. It had abandoned him. It was the auction to the worst night of his life.

Six years later, the pvot of 2.08 meters and 26 years is the best player of some Rockets enrachados who add seven consecutive victories after losing 15 games in a row, a mutation never before seen in America’s professional sports. Much of the responsibility falls on Wood, who in those triumphs has averaged 18.3 points, 11.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists despite playing only 10 minutes and being left blank in one of the games due to a physical problem.

Constant moving

But the pvot has struggled to settle in the NBA. In seven years it has gone through six franchises. After that draft suit, he disputed the Summer league of 2015 with Houston, although it was the Sixers who gave him the first opportunity in the League. He also went through the Hornets, the Bucks, the Pelicans and the Pistons before taking root in the Rockets. In between, lots of assignments to linked teams in the G League and even an interruptus adventure in China, because he committed himself to the Fujian sturgeons but it did not even make its debut.

In November 2020, after a good campaign in Detroit, the Rockets signed him to a three-year, $ 41 million contract. The past course averaged 21.0 points and 9.6 rebounds. In the actual, 16.3 and 11.3, respectively, being the seventh-leading rebounder in the NBA. It has been difficult for him to make a name for himself in the League, but there he is. Maybe your old girlfriend is pulling her hair out seeing what she has become that boy I dumped on draft night.

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