Houston Rockets: Christian Wood All-Star snub reason #2: He has All-Star level stats
After team success, a player’s stats are the next driving force in their All-Star candidacy. Christian Wood isn’t making the Rockets better in the shadows he’s filling up the stat sheet and posting some eye-popping stats.
For the season, Wood is averaging 22 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks per game. No other player in the NBA is averaging over 1.5 blocks, 20 points, and 10 rebounds per game.
What makes Wood’s statistics so impressive is that he isn’t posting them by virtue of volume. He only averages 15.7 field goal attempts and 31.2 minutes per game and his shooting-percentages have been elite this season, which shows a player that is a danger from anywhere on the court.
Wood is hitting 42.1-percent of his 3-pointers and 61.3-percent of his 2-point attempts which are both significantly above league average. The biggest detriments to Wood’s statistics have been his lack of minutes and the Rockets not leaning even more into his scoring.
On a per 36 minutes basis, Wood is averaging 25.4 points, 11.8 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks. If Stephen Silas had more of the offense run through Wood it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that he could average close to 30 points per 36 minutes of action.
The statistical case for Wood is as good as anyone and when you factor in how much he impacts winning and him being left off the roster raises some serious questions about what being an All-Star means. However, the single greatest point for Wood being an All-Star is that his peers are all going to be flying down to Atlanta for the 2021 All-Star game.
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