Well, my friends, for most of us the season is over. We struggled through maintenance days, injuries, "Fiz" being used as a verb, tanking, the Bulls' and Pels' special brand of tanking and had a…
April 9, 2019, 11:58 pmChristian Wood - F - New Orleans Pelicans
Christian Wood had another double-double in Tuesday's finale, putting up 26 points (10-of-21 FGs, 4-of-5 FTs), 12 rebounds and two triples in 34 minutes.
It doesn't do him justice to say that Wood ranked just inside the top-400 for the season and the top-300 in per-game value. He'll be remembered for his eight games with the Pelicans in which his per-game numbers ranked as the 70th/61st (8-cat/9-cat) most valuable over that stretch. Those numbers include: 16.9 points, 7.9 rebounds, 1.3 blocks, 0.9 steals and 0.8 threes in 23.6 minutes. He played just 62 total minutes in 13 games with the Bucks this season but had a great showing in the G-League, averaging 29 points, 14 boards and two blocks. He's certainly worth keeping an eye on this offseason, but there's definite Marquese Chriss potential here.
April 8, 2019, 12:27 amChristian Wood - F - New Orleans Pelicans
Christian Wood put up a serviceable line of 14 points, seven rebounds, one block and two 3-pointers in Sunday's win over the Kings.
More was expected of Wood considering he started with both Anthony Davis and Julius Randle unavailable. He did get up 14 shots (hitting five), so things look promising for the rest of the season. We've probably seen his best lines of the year but you've got to stick with Wood as the season wraps up.
April 6, 2019, 1:15 amChristian Wood - F - New Orleans Pelicans
Christian Wood had 17 points and five rebounds with a block on Friday night.
Wood was productive despite only 16 minutes in this one, which is odd considering it was an overtime game. A top-55 player over the last month, keep Wood active in your lineups moving forward as the Pelicans should play him closer to the 21.8 minutes per game he's been averaging over that stretch next time out.
April 5, 2019, 9:27 pmAnthony Davis - F/C - New Orleans Pelicans
Anthony Davis (lower back spasms) has been ruled out of Friday’s game vs. the Suns.
Davis was listed as probable to play before the game but seeing as the same thing happened on Wednesday, we’re not surprised Davis is sitting out another one. Christian Wood and Jahlil Okafor will once again get a shot at putting up some numbers with Wood having the higher upside of the two.
Source: Gerald Bourget on Twitter
April 3, 2019, 11:37 pmChristian Wood - F - New Orleans Pelicans
Christian Wood did not play well in a loss to the Hornets on Wednesday as he had eight points and nine rebounds on 3-of-7 shooting.
He turned the ball over six times and shot just 2-of-4 from the line. Wood has been one of the hottest waiver wire targets, so this is a disappointing performance. However, expect him to bounce back as the volume is still there and he has not really had a bad game with the Pelicans until this point.
March 31, 2019, 9:12 pmChristian Wood - F - New Orleans Pelicans
Christian Wood continued his solid play against the Lakers on Sunday with 15 points, 11 boards, a steal and a block in 27 minutes off the bench.
Jahlil Okafor drew the start at center and managed to score 15 points with four boards. Wood is the guy you want to own as he has the ability to fill up the defensive stats. Give him a look next week if you need big man stats.
March 28, 2019, 11:15 pmChristian Wood - F - New Orleans Pelicans
Christian Wood was up to no good in Thursday's win over the Kings, setting a career-high in scoring for the second straight night with 25 points (11-of-16 FG, 3-for-3 FT) while adding nine rebounds, three steals and a block.
The rebounds and steals tied the career-high that Wood established on Tuesday night. He played 28 minutes — more than Jahlil Okafor and Cheick Diallo again — and looks like a must-add player. Obviously this output isn't sustainable in the long run but fantasy owners only need him to keep this sort of stuff up for another couple of games, if that. Wood will be tilting tons of matchups this week and is making a strong case for a full-time NBA job next season.
March 26, 2019, 11:19 pmChristian Wood - F - New Orleans Pelicans
Christian Wood was dynamite in Tuesday's loss to the Hawks, logging 32 minutes and posting 23 points (7-of-9 FG, 8-of-14 FT), nine rebounds, one assist, one 3-pointer, three steals and six blocks.
Wood has been a force in the G-League this season and was one of the top players at Summer League, and we finally saw that dominance translate at the real NBA level tonight. He logged more playing time than any Pelican not named Julius Randle tonight, and while this should go down as his line of the season it's entirely possible that he continues to play more than the other bigs on the roster. He's a fine flier in 12-team leagues if you want to get aggressive, but he should certainly be picked up in deeper leagues on the heels of this performance. The points, rebounds, steals and blocks were all career-highs.
March 24, 2019, 9:26 pmChristian Wood - F - New Orleans Pelicans
Christian Wood made his Pelicans debut on Sunday and had seven points in eight minutes on 3-of-5 shooting in a loss to the Rockets.
Although some may have picked him up as a speculative add in the hopes that he would join the Pelicans' strange rotation for heavy minutes, he is not worth owning in any formats.
March 20, 2019, 5:40 pmChristian Wood - F - New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans have claimed Christian Wood off waivers from the Bucks.
Wood didn't get much of a chance to play in Milwaukee but absolutely dominated in Summer League and is tearing up the G-League with 29.3 points, 14.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.0 steals, 2.2 blocks and 0.9 3-pointers in 35.3 mpg. He's definitely on the deep-league radar with Anthony Davis playing less and less these days. Julius Randle, Cheick Diallo and Jahlil Okafor are the other bigs on the New Orleans roster but we could see the team dial things back on Randle, which would give Wood a shot to produce. He's a great target for silly season.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
March 18, 2019, 11:11 amChristian Wood - F - Milwaukee Bucks
The Bucks are expected to waive Christian Wood.
Wood is being released in order to make room for Tim Frazier on the roster. Wood is still young and should garner interest around the league, but there is no reason to pay him any attention this season.
Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter
March 8, 2019, 11:22 amChristian Wood - F - Milwaukee Bucks
The Bucks have recalled Christian Wood from the G-League.
The call up is likely to get Wood some extra practice time. The Bucks have a deep frontcourt after signing Pau Gasol and there really isn't any room for Wood in the rotation.
Source: Bucks PR on Twitter
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