From there, Wood was acquired by the then-Delaware 87ers of the then-D-League, before signing a pair of 10-day contracts with the Sixers in March of 2016 and ultimately securing a deal for the remainder of the season on April 7th.
All in all, Wood scored 61 points in 145 minutes of action while hitting 22-53 from the field, 4-11 from beyond the arc, and amassing 38 total rebounds, seven blocks, and five steals.
except, Harden, too, was traded less than two months later, so really, Wood became Victor Oladipo’s pick-and-roll partner until he too was traded, so really, Wood became Kevin
Porter Jr.’s pick-and-roll partner.
With Houston desperately on the lookout for ways to offload veterans and free up playing time for young players like Alperen Şengün, Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer reports that general manager Rafael Stone would not only listen to trade offers for Wood – and, for what its worth, Daniel Theis too – but could actually move off of the 26-year-old big man for good-to-very good compensation, say pick(s), cap filler, and a young player.
Speaking of defense, Wood has graded out with a positive defensive RAPTOR rating on each of his past three seasons, which is saying something, considering both of his most recent teams have been bad to very bad.
Unfortunately, in the real NBA, acquiring Wood would be incredibly challenging, considering he makes $13 million in 2021-22 – which would make matching salaries tricky unless Seth Curry, Danny Green, Georges Niang, or Ben Simmons are involved – and is really more of a small-ball center than a John Collins-esque power forward.