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Are you willing to cut Kelly or Huertas to sign Wood?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:10 pm    Post subject: Christian Wood, yes, Christian Wood

He was just released by the 76ers new regime in order to bring in Elton Brand's veteran presence. Averaging 15ppg in the DLeague, a block per game although he blocked almost 3per in college. He has great length for a Center but is a 6'11 PF, can shoot and dribble a little too.

https://youtu.be/4cRvrEXco5E?t=54s one of the most athletic looking dunks you'll see all year

https://youtu.be/v26PDLvvzAs?t=1m30s 3pt threat and can blow by a close-out and get all the way to the rim. it was a Small Forward closing out too.

https://youtu.be/nx-rGRLP9A0?t=44s jumper

I'd like him to be our 3rd power forward instead of Kelly. He has the potential to play a lot of minutes at Center in a few years too.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:26 am    Post subject:

What I would do...

Dump Huertas and Kelly

and sign Wood (did like him) and Upshaw.

Time to develop some more guys.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:48 am    Post subject:

We are developing Upshaw and we could also sign Wood to the Defenders. Sounds like the FO is guaranteeing all contracts though.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:26 am    Post subject:

Christian Wood: Clears waivers, bound for D-League

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Wood cleared free agency waivers and will join the Delaware 87ers of the D-League, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports.
Wood was released by the 76ers on Monday to make room for Elton Brand on the roster, and he'll now join the franchise's D-League affiliate. The UNLV product will be active for the D-League Showcase, which kicks of Wednesday night in Santa Cruz.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:38 pm    Post subject:

GonzagaAlum wrote:
What I would do...

Dump Huertas and Kelly

and sign Wood (did like him) and Upshaw.

Time to develop some more guys.


exactly, I say why not..
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 6:07 am    Post subject:

It appears that they are inclined to keep a vet rather than use the last roster spot as a testbed for young prospects (D-League players and cuts from other rosters).
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 6:43 am    Post subject:

Given that we didn't cut any of our non-guaranteed guys and our roster stands at 15, there's no space for him on the NBA team.

I'm perplexed about why we didn't let Huertas go back to join a team in Brazil.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:07 am    Post subject:

There are several candidates out there ready to audition to replace Huertas if the FO decided to go down that path.


The top five free agents at the D-League Showcase
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:20 pm    Post subject:

No surprise that the top D Leaguers are guards, it is a gunners league.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:56 am    Post subject:

I did like Wood before the draft, and seems like the Sixer fans liked him also but had a gut up front, same as us with Randle/Nance/Black.

Seems to be questions about his attitude/work ethic. Has all the tools to be a good player in the league
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:04 am    Post subject:

It actually amazes me that the Lakers aren't trying at all to refine the roster even just a tad. It's obvious there are some young core players worthy of all the minutes they can get and if that's the case they should be making a way for that...

Clarkson + Russell + Brown + Randle + Nance + Black = Primary Young Core
Lou Williams + Hibbert + Bass = Young Vets
Kobe Bryant = Retirement
Young + Huertas + Kelly + Sacre = Tradeable assets

Not to mention the fact we only have a roster of 14 and could add one more player. This team is missing an athletic Center who can defend and run the floor. IMO Hibbert is a good backup on this team.

If we let go of some of the fodder on this team, the young guns can get all the run and experience they need to get better THIS YEAR... That's where the focus should be.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:30 pm    Post subject:

Cant quite figure out the Lakers brass.....Christian Wood would be a great fit on this team > growing the core together.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:09 pm    Post subject:

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Cant quite figure out the Lakers brass.....Christian Wood would be a great fit on this team > growing the core together.


Yup. I don't understand their logic either man. He could have grown a bit getting Kelly's minutes the past month. And as his body develops in the next couple years, he'll be able to get spot minutes at Center with his amazing length.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:26 am    Post subject:

Even UNLV fans didn't like Wood that much and a lot of people constantly got very frustrated with him. He had his best game against Arizona when he looked like a lottery pick but then coasted for many of his other, less significant games.

Only really bright side was he wasn't expected to do much in his final year there and had a much better season than people expected.

I'm not opposed to the idea of getting him though.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:37 am    Post subject:

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Cant quite figure out the Lakers brass.....Christian Wood would be a great fit on this team > growing the core together.


Yup. I don't understand their logic either man. He could have grown a bit getting Kelly's minutes the past month. And as his body develops in the next couple years, he'll be able to get spot minutes at Center with his amazing length.


I understand, the guy isn't a good basketball player.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:13 am    Post subject:

venturalakersfan wrote:
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lakerfanaticPT wrote:
Cant quite figure out the Lakers brass.....Christian Wood would be a great fit on this team > growing the core together.


Yup. I don't understand their logic either man. He could have grown a bit getting Kelly's minutes the past month. And as his body develops in the next couple years, he'll be able to get spot minutes at Center with his amazing length.


I understand, the guy isn't a good basketball player.

Reminds me of Upshaw in a way. Seems like both guys believed they hype that they were NBA bound from an early age and figured they didn't have to work hard to get there. Only now that they haven't made it are they realizing what it really takes to make it. Hopefully it's a wakeup call for both and they get it together. Upshaw seems to be doing the right things. Haven't followed Wood closely so I don't know.

That said, his body looks to be filling out and some of his D-league highlights are pretty impressive. He's definitely a kid I'd like to bring to Summer league/training camp if possible. Imagine if we draft Ingram and put out a front court of Ingram/Wood/Upshaw. They could probably lineup and touch fingertips from one sideline to the other!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:45 am    Post subject:

Intriguing prospect and not a bad one to take a flyer on.

But we all know how the Lakers love them some Sacre & Kelly.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 12:37 am    Post subject:

Sixers Sign Christian Wood To 10-Day Deal:
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The Sixers will re-sign first-year pro Christian Wood, whom they waived earlier this season to make room for Elton Brand, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical on Yahoo Sports (Twitter link). It’ll be a 10-day contract, a source tells Jake Fischer of SI Now (Twitter link). Philadelphia has kept an open roster spot in the wake of losing JaKarr Sampson because of a failed three-team trade at the deadline, so no corresponding move is necessary. Wood has been playing with Philly’s D-League affiliate since shortly after the Sixers cut him from the NBA roster in January.


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Shams Charania‏@ yahooSports: 76ers will sign forward Christian Wood of Delaware, sources tell The Vertical.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 12:42 am    Post subject:

Gimme_the_rock wrote:
Intriguing prospect and not a bad one to take a flyer on.

But we all know how the Lakers love them some Sacre & Kelly.


Ya man I don't understand it. Those guys over CWood is crazy
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 12:44 am    Post subject:

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Sixers Sign Christian Wood To 10-Day Deal:
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The Sixers will re-sign first-year pro Christian Wood, whom they waived earlier this season to make room for Elton Brand, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical on Yahoo Sports (Twitter link). It’ll be a 10-day contract, a source tells Jake Fischer of SI Now (Twitter link). Philadelphia has kept an open roster spot in the wake of losing JaKarr Sampson because of a failed three-team trade at the deadline, so no corresponding move is necessary. Wood has been playing with Philly’s D-League affiliate since shortly after the Sixers cut him from the NBA roster in January.


http://www.hoopsrumors.com/2016/03/sixers-to-re-sign-christian-wood.html

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Shams Charania‏@ yahooSports: 76ers will sign forward Christian Wood of Delaware, sources tell The Vertical.


I doubt he'll do great but this run, but I'll watch him going forward
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:19 pm    Post subject:

I seriously doubt a move like this will even make a 1-game difference in the standings at the end of the year:

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:29 pm    Post subject:

I put this here because I didn't want to start a new thread, but it is good to see that Allan Williams from UC Santa Barbara got a 10-day with the Suns. Undersized big man who is a bull in the china shop.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:34 pm    Post subject:

And released again by the 76ers. What's going on???
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:34 pm    Post subject:

They grabbed Weems off of waivers.
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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 11:39 am    Post subject:

Would love to take a flyer on Wood this summer. See how he performs in the summer league. All about his desire and head. Has all the tools physically.
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