Christian Wood

Christian Wood

26-Year-Old CenterC
Houston Rockets
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Wood had an excellent start to his tenure with the Rockets, averaging 21.0 points, 9.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.2 blocks and 0.8 steals across 32.3 minutes per game -- all career-highs. The 25-year-old shot 51.4 percent from the field, 37.4 percent from three-point range and 63.1 percent from the free-throw line. Although he struggled from the charity stripe, there is optimism that he can bounce back as he shot over 73.0 percent during each of his previous three seasons. Houston used the 16th overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft to select Alperen Sengun, a scoring center out of Turkey, but he shouldn't have a large impact on Wood's bottom line. The key for the UNLV product is staying healthy. Wood played in only 41 games during his first season with the Rockets after playing in all but four games with Detroit during the pandemic-shortened 2019-20 campaign. During his only season with the Pistons, Wood finished 88th overall in fantasy scoring. Last year with the Rockets, he finished 137th overall. However, on a per-game basis, the 6-foot-10 forward finished 61st in fantasy scoring during the 2020 campaign. If he can stay on the court, Wood is a threat to be one of the more consistent fantasy producers next season. He could put up similar averages as last year and easily finish inside the top 100. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $41 million contract with the Pistons in November of 2020. Traded to the Rockets in November of 2020.
Personal Bio/PreCareer Summary

Christian Wood was born in Long Beach, California in 1995. He is the son of Jeanette Stewart. He started his high school basketball career at Knight High School in Palmdale, California. Just before his senior year, Wood transferred to Findlay College Prep in Henderson, Nevada. Wood led Findlay to 54 straight high school victories, where Wood's Pilots also won an ESPN National High School Invitational championship in 2012. Wood's favorite food is sushi. Fans can follow the 6-foot-10 big man on both Twitter and Instagram (@Chriswood_5). Wood spent two seasons playing for coach Dave Rice at UNLV from 2013-15. As a freshman, he mainly came off the bench in support of Khem Birch and Roscoe Smith. The 6-foot-11 forward made two starts in 30 games and scored in double digits three times. Wood's playing time was highly variable, and he finished with averages of 4.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 13.0 minutes. Birch and Smith moved on after the season and Wood became the go-to player for the Rebels. He started 32 games a sophomore and provided 15.7 points to go along with 10.0 rebounds and 2.7 blocks, which were both second in the conference. Wood scored at least 20 points in a game eight times. He led UNLV past Fresno State with 27 points, 19 rebounds and seven blocks. Despite 21 points and eight boards from Wood, the Rebels were eliminated from the conference tournament in the second round. After the season, the forward declared for the 2015 NBA Draft but went undrafted before signing a contract with the 76ers in September.

Shut down for season
CHouston Rockets
Hamstring
March 30, 2022
Wood (hamstring) has been shut down for the remainder of the season, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
ANALYSIS
Wood was slated to miss a second consecutive game Wednesday due to a lingering hamstring injury, but the Rockets will elect to keep him out for the final week and a half of the year. The 26-year-old appeared in a career-high 68 games during his second season with the Rockets and averaged 17.9 points, 10.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 30.8 minutes per game. Alperen Sengun (lower leg), Usman Garuba and Kenyon Martin should see additional run in the frontcourt down the stretch.
Read More News
Per Game
Total
Per 36
NBA Per Game Stats
Loading Per Game Stats...
NBA Total Stats
Loading Total Stats...
NBA Per 36 Stats
Loading Per 36 Stats...
2021
2020
2019
2018
2016
2021 NBA Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
NBA
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo
FantasyDraft
Fanball
Dream11
Loading Game Log...
2020 NBA Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
NBA
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo
FantasyDraft
Fanball
Dream11
Loading Game Log...
2019 NBA Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
NBA
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo
FantasyDraft
Fanball
Dream11
Loading Game Log...
2018 NBA Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
NBA
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo
FantasyDraft
Fanball
Dream11
Loading Game Log...
2016 NBA Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
NBA
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo
FantasyDraft
Fanball
Dream11
Loading Game Log...
Schedule
By Month
Starting/Off Bench
Days Rest
Vs Opp
2021 NBA Per Game Split Stats
Loading Split Stats...
2021 NBA Per Game Split Stats - By Month
Loading Split Stats...
2021 NBA Per Game Split Stats - Starting/Off Bench
Loading Split Stats...
2021 NBA Per Game Split Stats - Days Rest
Loading Split Stats...
2021 NBA Per Game Split Stats - Vs Opp
Loading Split Stats...
Advanced Stats
Loading Advanced Stats...
Total
Per Game
Per 36
NBA Historical Fantasy Stats
How are these ratings calculated?
Our historical fantasy ratings are standard scores calculated using 8-Category settings with 12 teams and 13 players per team.
Loading Historical Fantasy Stats...
NBA Per Game Historical Fantasy Stats
Loading Per Game Historical Fantasy Stats...
NBA Per 36 Historical Fantasy Stats
Loading Per 36 Historical Fantasy Stats...
Rockets Depth Chart
Our full team depth charts are reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Subscribe Now
Rockets Rotation: Minutes Breakdown
Loading Rockets Rotation Data...
Average Fantasy Points
Average Fantasy Points are determined when Christian Wood was active vs. non-active during the season. Click here to view average fantasy points for a different time period.
Minutes
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Average Minutes...
Loading FanDuel Points...
Loading DraftKings Points...
Loading Yahoo Points...
Loading FantasyDraft Points...
Loading Head2Head Points...
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Christian Wood
Jokic Tops Way-Too-Early Top-150 Fantasy Basketball Rankings for 2022-23
25 days ago
Nikola Jokic is the easy No. 1 player, but how high can the likes of Jayson Tatum, Trae Young, LaMelo Ball and Tyrese Haliburton climb?
FanDuel NBA: Friday Value Plays
46 days ago
The Trail Blazers aren't slowing anyone down of late, so Juan Carlos Blanco likes Jalen Brunson as a solid value.
FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays
49 days ago
Juan Carlos Blanco reviews Tuesday's slate as Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets host a Spurs squad looking to lock down a spot in the play-in tournament.
FanDuel NBA: Sunday Value Plays
51 days ago
With Julius Randle sidelined, Juan Carlos Blanco is touting Obi Toppin as an excellent value.
Yahoo DFS Basketball: Sunday Picks
51 days ago
Joel Bartilotta figures Karl-Anthony Towns will prolong his hot run against the Rockets.
Latest Fantasy Rumors
Likely done for season
CHouston Rockets
March 30, 2022
Wood isn't expected to play again this season as he deals with a hamstring issue, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
ANALYSIS
Under different circumstances the injury wouldn't be serious enough to keep Wood out that long, but with the Rockets having nothing to play for but lottery positioning, the team is going to sit its veterans and give that playing time to younger players. Wood will end the season averaging 17.9 points and 10.1 rebounds a night through 68 games.
See All NBA Rumors
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
2016
2015
Wood had a solid start to the 2019-20 campaign, and through his first 49 appearances (one start), he averaged 10.5 points and 5.3 rebounds in 18.0 minutes. However, with Andre Drummond being dealt away at the trade deadline and Blake Griffin unavailable due to injury, Wood took on an expanded role late in the year. During his final 13 appearances, he drew 11 starts and averaged 22.8 points, 9.9 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.7 threes and 1.8 combined steals-plus-blocks. Over that stretch, he shot an impressive 56.2 percent from the field, 40.0 percent from three and 75.7 percent from the charity stripe. This season, Wood signed a contract to join the Rockets, where it seems likely that he'll start at center. It wouldn't be surprising if he saw 30-plus minutes per game, though with James Harden, John Wall and Eric Gordon on the roster, it will be tough for Wood to score 20-plus points per night. Still, he has the upside to be one of the better centers in fantasy.
Wood will join the Pistons after Detroit picked him up off waivers. He flashed dominant abilities in the G League and during a very brief stint with New Orleans last season, going for 16.9 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 23.6 minutes across eight games with the Pelicans. Wood hasn't caught on with any of the four teams he's played for in his three-year career, but he continues to show big upside which landed him a roster spot with the Pistons for the 2019-20 season. He's averaged 17.2 points, 10.4 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per 36 minutes in his career, and significant playing time could put Wood on the fantasy radar. He'll have a tough time seeing the court with Thon Maker, Sekou Doumbouya and Markieff Morris all vying for a backup role in the frontcourt. Wood is probable safe to go undrafted in all but the deepest of leagues.
Undrafted out of UNLV last season, Wood split his rookie year between the 76ers and their D-League affiliate in Delaware. In 17 games for the Sixers, Wood averaged 3.6 points and 2.2 rebounds per game, with most of his minutes coming in garbage time. He unsurprisingly fared much better in the D-League, posting averages of 17.3 points, 9.4 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in just under 29 minutes per game. The 6-foot-11 Wood knocked down 52.9 percent of his field-goal attempts but struggled to convert at a meager 25.3 percent clip from beyond the arc. After signing a two-year deal with Charlotte in July, Wood has some short-term stability, though the second year of the contract is a team option. The 21-year-old will likely again spend considerable time in the D-League in 2016-17, where he'll look to prove he's developed enough to warrant a consistent bench role at the NBA level.
Wood surprisingly went undrafted this year even after averaging 15.7 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.3 steals, and 2.7 blocks in 33 minutes per game through 33 contests at UNLV. After not getting a call on draft night, Wood agreed to sign as a free agent with the Rockets. Wood measures at 6-11, 216 pounds and has a wingspan of 7-3. While the Rockets frontcourt will be stacked this season (Dwight Howard, Terrence Jones, Donatas Motiejunas, and Montrezl Harrell), general manager Daryl Morey must see something in the skinny, interesting prospect, and he could develop into something special if given the time. Until then, however, Wood doesn't appear to have much fantasy value this season unless a lot of the other options for the Rockets go down with an injury first.
More Fantasy News
Out Wednesday
CHouston Rockets
Hamstring
March 29, 2022
Wood (hamstring) won't play in Wednesday's game against Sacramento, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Won't play Monday
CHouston Rockets
Hamstring
March 28, 2022
Wood (hamstring) will not play Monday against the Spurs, Jackson Gatlin of Locked On Rockets reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Dealing with hamstring injury
CHouston Rockets
Hamstring
March 28, 2022
Wood is questionable for Monday's contest against the Spurs due to left hamstring tightness.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Records double-double in loss
CHouston Rockets
March 24, 2022
Wood racked up 12 points (4-10 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 3-5 FT), 10 rebounds, one assist and one steal in 27 minutes during Wednesday's 110-91 loss to Dallas.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Career-high 39 points in win
CHouston Rockets
March 22, 2022
Wood amassed 39 points (14-18 FG, 8-9 3Pt, 3-3 FT), 10 rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal across 36 minutes during Monday's 115-97 victory over Washington.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.