HOUSTON -- The Rockets have added offseason target Christian Wood, acquiring him in a sign and trade deal with the Detroit Pistons, ESPN reported Friday night.
The Pistons will sign Wood to a three-year, $41 million contract and then trade him to the Rockets as part of Wednesday's Trevor Ariza trade, which hadn't been announced by either team.
Wood, 25, enjoyed a career year with the Detroit Pistons last season, averaging 13 points, and 6 rebounds over 62 games, but his numbers jumped to 22 points and 10 rebounds on 56 percent shooting after the Pistons traded Andre Drummond at the deadline. He also shot 39 percent from behind the three-point line.
The 6'10 center had played for five teams over his first four NBA seasons. He was out of the NBA for the entire 2017-18 season and hadn't appeared in more than 21 games before last season. He went undrafted out of UNLV in 2015 and played for the Rockets summer league team before signing with the Philadelphia 76ers. He has also played for the Charlotte Hornets, Milwaukee Bucks and New Orleans Pelicans.