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3 reasons the Rockets must move Christian Wood to power forward

Christian Wood #35 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
Christian Wood #35 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
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Christian Wood #35 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

Although Christian Wood has been dominant in early action for the Houston Rockets, it’s clear that his natural position is at power forward, as opposed to center.

The Houston Rockets have had one of the most eventful off-seasons in the franchise’s history. From front office changes to star players being traded and reportedly wanting to be traded, the negative Rockets news has been nonstop.

Through it all, Christian Wood has been the one bright spot throughout the off-season and into the regular season. In spite of Wood’s stellar play, one question has derived through the first two games: is Wood really a center?

Wood has been everything the Houston Rockets hoped for and more in the first two games, as he’s averaging 27 points and eight rebounds per game, while making 54.8 percent of his field goals. Wood has shown flashes of being an excellent ball-handler at 6-foot-10, while also giving James Harden the lob threat that he has been missing since the Clint Capela trade.

Although Wood has been very promising for the Houston Rockets through their first two games of the season, the Rockets would be wise to move him to the power forward position, and here are three reasons why.

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