NBA free agency has quieted down since its start a few weeks ago.
However, there are a few players on the market who could be finding a new home soon.
Christian Wood, who last played for the Dallas Mavericks, is one of those players.
For weeks now, it hasn’t been clear where he was headed although the Los Angeles Lakers have allegedly grown fond of the big man.
Mavs insider Lauren Gunn said that she has heard “murmurs that there’s momentum building towards Christian Wood signing the minimum with the Lakers.”
Gunn reminded her followers that in order for a sign-and-trade deal to occur, Wood would have to agree to a three-year deal with LA, which doesn’t seem likely.
Hearing some murmurs that there’s momentum building towards Christian Wood signing the minimum with the Lakers.
Reminder that in order for a S&T to happen, he would have to sign a three-year deal with them which I don’t see happening.
— Lauren Gunn (@TheLaurenGunn) July 21, 2023
If the Lakers can acquire Wood for a veteran’s minimum then they would be getting a good deal for their money.
Last season, the power forward and center averaged 16.6 points and 7.3 rebounds on 51.5% from the field.
For a brief moment during the season, it looked like Wood could be an important part of the Mavericks moving forward.
But when the team utterly collapsed a few months later right before the playoffs, it was clear that they were going to reassess just about everyone on the roster and make some changes.
After that reassessment, the team’s front office decided they didn’t want to commit to Wood.
He’s a talented player and has shown some great skill so signing him for a cheap contract would be smart for the Lakers.
He could be a strong backup performer behind Anthony Davis and the team’s other big men.
And if he is able to build upon what he was doing last season, he could really help the Lakers.NEXT: LeBron James Returned To Miami For A Special Event