Houston Rockets roundtable: 3 questions about the team’s future

Stephen Silas head coach of the Houston Rockets greets Christian Wood #35 (Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images)
Stephen Silas head coach of the Houston Rockets greets Christian Wood #35 (Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images) /
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Christian Wood #35 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

What is your opinion on Christian Wood? Do you think the Houston Rockets should consider trading him knowing he may ask for the max in a couple of years?

Big Sarge: I think that Christian Wood will be a player that will deserve a max contract if he continues to improve like he did last season. For him to become one of the leaders on the floor while improving his skill set was amazing to watch.

He also will have another year in coach Silas’s offense and fully healthy he will definitely be an All-Star.

Tony Cole: I see Christian Wood as a building block, that could be a franchise player. I wouldn’t trade him, even if he is going to ask for the max for a couple of reasons.

First: He’s very young, his ceiling is high. Second: You need vets to compete, so trying to build with only 19-year-olds won’t work.

Let him grow with the team and see how far they can go together.

Anthony Duckett: I wouldn’t be worried about Christian Wood wanting a max deal. The Rockets were able to sign him to a very team-friendly deal for 3 years and he flashed fringe All-Star ability in his first full season as a starter.

In fact, Wood was one of only three players in the league to average at least 21 points and 10 rebounds, while also shooting 50% from the field and over 37% from 3-point range. The other two you ask? Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic, who were both MVP finalists.

All in his first season with new Rockets coach Stephen Silas. Why wouldn’t he get better in his second season in Houston?

I know there has been alot of talk on Rockets Twitter about trading Christian Wood but I would have to receive the type of offer that would send me a top 10 player in the league to get rid of him. I’d need to be blown away to pull the trigger on a deal and I don’t see the Rockets getting that type of offer.