Houston Rockets: 3 Christian Wood trades to seriously consider

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Christian Wood #35 of the Houston Rockets reacts after losing in the last second to the Denver Nuggets (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images)

Christian Wood has been having a solid season so far with the Houston Rockets. Despite his individual success, the team is only 1-7 on the season.

They traded their franchise star, James Harden, last season and have officially entered a full-on rebuild. Houston’s main focus is going to develop its young talent.

Jalen Green and Kevin Porter Jr. are the faces of the team right now at 19 and 21 years old, respectively. In addition, they have Josh Christopher (19), Alperen Sengun (19), Usman Garuba (19), and Kenyon Martin Jr. (20) among others.

Wood is already 26 years old, so he might not fit the timeline of Houston’s current core. With that in mind, what are some trades they could do to get some value back for Wood?

Christian Wood trades the Houston Rockets should consider: Coby White

Rockets Get
Coby White
Derrick Jones Jr.
Troy Brown Jr.
Alize Johnson & 2024 First-Round Pick
Bulls Get
Christian Wood
DJ Augustin

The Chicago Bulls have been one of the most surprising teams in the NBA this year. If they are serious about contending for a title, then why not try a blockbuster deal.

Houston would get some great young assets in this deal, but the star of the show is Coby White. He would be able to come in and be this team’s starting point guard with Green and Porter Jr. running the wings.

Derrick Jones Jr. and Troy Brown Jr. are solid players, too, while Alize Johnson would be more of a throw-in. They would also receive a first-round pick in the deal.

Chicago would get a solid paint protector and post scorer, while the Rockets would get even younger. It’s definitely a wild trade, but it could be worth considering for Houston.

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