Free agent center / forward Christian Wood has struck a three-year, $ 41 million deal with the Houston Rockets, sources tell ESPN Adrian Wojnarowski

Deal expected to be signed and traded via Detroit Pistons, source says

Wood, 25, exploded onto the stage for Detroit after becoming a full-time starter after the Andre Drummond trade As of February 3 and up, Wood averaged 223 points and 95 rebounds in 341 minutes per game, shooting 56% from the field and 41% from a distance of 3 points

An undrafted UNLV rookie, Wood rebounded in the league until the Pistons signed him off last season

While Wood initially struggled to find minutes behind Blake Griffin and Drummond, he almost always had a positive impact

The Pistons were 10 4 points per 100 possessions better when Wood was on the ground and had a similar net efficiency rating as the Nuggets, Thunder and Pacers When he sat down, Detroit’s rating dropped to slightly better than the worst warriors in the league

The 6ft 10in fat man can do some damage rolling over the rim or coming out behind the 3-point line He’s no slouch on the other end of the ground either, averaging 15 blocks and 09 interceptions every 36 minutes last season

Christian Wood

World News – United States – Sources: Wood goes to the Rockets for 3 years, $ 41 million