Miami Heat: With Top-2 Pick Looming, Is Christian Wood Worth An Ask?

Christian Wood #35 of the Houston Rockets drives to the basket against Precious Achiuwa #5 of the Miami Heat(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Christian Wood #35 of the Houston Rockets drives to the basket against Precious Achiuwa #5 of the Miami Heat(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

This is a big offseason for the Miami Heat to somehow and someway acquire a third star. For that to happened, it will more than likely have to be through the trade market.

It’s hard to really determined whether Miami has trade assets on their team that other teams would actually want, obviously in the form of current Miami players. The Houston Rockets are a team that comes to mind because in this upcoming draft, they have the second overall pick.

They could do a couple of different things with that second pick. For my money, I think Houston is going to pick Evan Mobley, the center out of USC or the Guard from the G-league, Jalen Green.

If Houston were to select Mobley, then I think Miami should make a phone call to Houston to see if Christian Wood then becomes available. I understand that Wood just signed with Houston last summer at three years and $41 million dollars, but would him and Mobley be a good fit together?

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The Miami Heat need to make improvements this offseason and Christian Wood could become available. That might be a fit.

Yes, I do think both Wood and Mobley could work beside each other but at the same time, both of their games are similar. With Mobley, he would be cheaper for the next four years, at least and has a higher upside than Wood.

It all begs of the question of if Houston were to go down the Mobley lane, then does Wood fit into their plans long term, at all? This is were Miami comes into play.

Miami needs another big to pair with Bam Adebayo and Wood would be able to stretch the floor next to him. Shooting 37 percent from deep last season seems pretty good for a big.

Wood would also help on the glass as well, as he averaged 9. 6 rebounds last year as well. Wood can play either the four or the five, which is exactly the kind of guy that the Miami Heat need.

Wood can basically do it all on offense. He can be used as a spacer, lob threat, has an improved face up game, and can even be a one man fast break, at times.

A possible trade would be Tyler Herro and Andre Iguodala for Wood. I’m sure there would be some picks involved or even some pick swaps as well.

Woods, who is only 25 years old, would fit Adebayo’s timeline and Jimmy Butler’s. To make it clear, I am not trying to trade Herro just to trade him, as a lot of people around the conversation are.

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If it’s for an upgrade, then I am all for it and like in this case, I think it would be a really nice upgrade for Miami to get Wood. Of course, if he’s made available, as they shouldn’t do anything irrational behind it.