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Christian Wood 2019-2020 Outlook

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I wouldn’t blame anyone for making a wood for Sekou swap, but they should both be fantasy relevant soon enough (sekou is already, and wood is still providing some decent floor lines when he gets the minutes).

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Hes one of those guys that i watch and really have absolutely no clue if hes good or not

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I‘ll say this - a Drummond trade is the only thing that will propel Wood into a sustained role ROS. He’s cemented himself as the backup 5. Still worth holding due to all the reports lately.

A Blake shutdown is no longer a potential factor for Wood’s emergence - Sekou has already stepped up to fill the 4 spot.

Personally own both Doumbouya and Wood and I’m excited for both to be unleashed soon enough.

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34 minutes ago, Gile Pile said:

ATrue. But his per 36 are awesome. Must own.


he does well even in limited minutes and limited shots, there are many reasons to like wood, but not many reasons to like casey for the hundred reasons covered throughout this thread.

sekou and wood are not mutually exclusive, they can play together at PF - C. Drummond trade is looming.

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18 minutes ago, Espoiral said:

I‘ll say this - a Drummond trade is the only thing that will propel Wood into a sustained role ROS. He’s cemented himself as the backup 5. Still worth holding due to all the reports lately.

A Blake shutdown is no longer a potential factor for Wood’s emergence - Sekou has already stepped up to fill the 4 spot.

Personally own both Doumbouya and Wood and I’m excited for both to be unleashed soon enough.


I also own both as of today.

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30 minutes ago, Espoiral said:

I‘ll say this - a Drummond trade is the only thing that will propel Wood into a sustained role ROS. He’s cemented himself as the backup 5. Still worth holding due to all the reports lately.

A Blake shutdown is no longer a potential factor for Wood’s emergence - Sekou has already stepped up to fill the 4 spot.

Personally own both Doumbouya and Wood and I’m excited for both to be unleashed soon enough.

What if the Pistons get a big back in the trade with Drummond? Casey has shown he will literally start anyone ahead of Wood for whatever reason. The truth of this statement depends entirely on the substance of the return for Drummond. I'd say Wood has a 25% chance of getting starter minutes ROS, injuries aside (assuming 50% chance drummond is traded and a 50% chance they dont get a big in return). 

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2 minutes ago, justaguy said:

What if the Pistons get a big back in the trade with Drummond? Casey has shown he will literally start anyone ahead of Wood for whatever reason. The truth of this statement depends entirely on the substance of the return for Drummond. I'd say Wood has a 25% chance of getting starter minutes ROS, injuries aside (assuming 50% chance drummond is traded and a 50% chance they dont get a big in return). 


you stash and see what happens. There’ll always be pickups, but per minute upside is the best stash there is.

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8 minutes ago, Lifschitz said:


you stash and see what happens. There’ll always be pickups, but per minute upside is the best stash there is.

Best stash is clear path to the minutes. And Wood does not have that. If Pistons are going into rebuild and they are loking at Wood as a potential building block they wil be worse than Knicks. I will come back  in 2 months and revisit who was right. 

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9 minutes ago, Gile Pile said:

Best stash is clear path to the minutes. And Wood does not have that. If Pistons are going into rebuild and they are loking at Wood as a potential building block they wil be worse than Knicks. I will come back  in 2 months and revisit who was right. 


wood does not have a clear path to minutes with a Drummond trade? A Griffin shutdown? If you’re going to say he doesn’t have a clear path to minutes you need to support your claim with a premise.

if the goal is to tank and get a high pick. they will need to be worse than the Knicks. 

if we’re projecting those two things to happen, who is his competition for minutes playing two positions? Markieff Morris? Sekou can play alongside him. 

Whatever big they bring back will need to be better than wood, and Len isn’t if they deal the Hawks.

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It’s not my intention to appeal to bandwagon arguments, but literally every pro fantasy site is saying stash him with the trade looming, you’re going against the grain saying he doesn’t have a clear path to minutes, which is fine, we’ll agree to disagree. 

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The hesitance behind Wood not getting minutes even in a Drummond trade is understandable. Casey hasn’t shown an insistence to start him whenever Drummond/Griffin sat out earlier. Maybe this is due to Casey wanting to bring him on slowly, or the team wanting to rely on vets to steady the ship (Morris/Snell/Thon) when they still thought they were able to contend.

Times has changed however, and the Pistons are set on rebuilding rather than contending. Assuming the Pistons don’t get a big (or a decent one) back, there’s no reason why he would not play over Morris or Thon, and even the most stubborn coaches can change their ways when it comes to letting talent shine (see Luke Walton). 

We can only hope for the best.

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1 minute ago, Espoiral said:

The hesitance behind Wood not getting minutes even in a Drummond trade is understandable. Casey hasn’t shown an insistence to start him whenever Drummond/Griffin sat out earlier. Maybe this is due to Casey wanting to bring him on slowly, or the team wanting to rely on vets to steady the ship (Morris/Snell/Thon) when they still thought they were able to contend.

Times has changed however, and the Pistons are set on rebuilding rather than contending. Assuming the Pistons don’t get a big (or a decent one) back, there’s no reason why he would play over Morris or Thon, and even the most stubborn coaches can change their ways when it comes to letting talent shine (see Luke Walton). 

We can only hope for the best.


he’s already moved past thon a while ago, if you discount the two games where he got injured and came back the first game that’s 8 games with 18 to 28 minutes, 7 of those with 20 plus. In early November he was getting 5 to 10 min and DNP CD.

 

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14 minutes ago, Lifschitz said:


wood does not have a clear path to minutes with a Drummond trade? A Griffin shutdown? If you’re going to say he doesn’t have a clear path to minutes you need to support your claim with a premise.

if the goal is to tank and get a high pick. they will need to be worse than the Knicks. 

if we’re projecting those two things to happen, who is his competition for minutes playing two positions? Markieff Morris? Sekou can play alongside him. 

Whatever big they bring back will need to be better than wood, and Len isn’t if they deal the Hawks.


If the Hawks trade for Drummond, I don’t think they’d miss Bruno Fernando (who is on a rookie deal for 2 more seasons) very much so it’s possible he’s part of the deal. Fernando is not someone I’ve watched play personally, but he seems to be considered an interesting prospect, which would make him more valuable than a 1-year filler like Len. And speaking of 1-year filler - that’s basically what Christian Wood is right now.

I’m a bit discouraged by tonight’s game because Wood only played for 18 min, and likely would’ve only played for 14 min if Drummond hadn’t fouled out at 4 min left. I still think Wood is one of the better stashes just because he might be the only big body left soon and he’s a stat magnet when he’s on the floor. I also just don’t think he’s a sure thing even if Drummond were to be traded, and that the ride there could be a bit bumpy if a trade doesn’t go down soon.

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28 minutes ago, darkyume said:


If the Hawks trade for Drummond, I don’t think they’d miss Bruno Fernando (who is on a rookie deal for 2 more seasons) very much so it’s possible he’s part of the deal. Fernando is not someone I’ve watched play personally, but he seems to be considered an interesting prospect, which would make him more valuable than a 1-year filler like Len. And speaking of 1-year filler - that’s basically what Christian Wood is right now.

I’m a bit discouraged by tonight’s game because Wood only played for 18 min, and likely would’ve only played for 14 min if Drummond hadn’t fouled out at 4 min left. I still think Wood is one of the better stashes just because he might be the only big body left soon and he’s a stat magnet when he’s on the floor. I also just don’t think he’s a sure thing even if Drummond were to be traded, and that the ride there could be a bit bumpy if a trade doesn’t go down soon.


Bruno Fernando would surely be a threat, and give the Pistons a dynamic front court for the future, but these are the Pistons we’re talking about - one of the most mismanaged teams in the last decade. 

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If Bruno Fernando is a threat to playing time then he must be second coming of prime Kareem...

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Barring (to Wood) an injury or trade, I’m all in on Wood.

 

Btw there are plenty of players with similar career paths that turned out to be good. Maybe not exactly “5 teams in 5 years” but there are plenty of undrafted guys that bounced around and were outright cut early in their careers before finding their niche. Kawhi was a bad example.

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Does anybody sense unnecessary hostility and snarkiness from the ppl who don’t like Wood? 
 

Like what’s with the attitude. 

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Woodn't it be nice if we Wood all just get along...especially Casey and Wood...

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Guess who’s the #1 pickup in Rotoworld’s weekly Waiver Wired column? Funny how the analyst community continues to double down on this guy...

 

1.) Christian Wood (23%)- Don’t overthink this one, he’s the best stash in fantasy basketball and he’s going to be a “silly season” hero in March. 

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Honestly, no one can predict a clear path to minutes. On the one hand, the Pistons have been bad and are looking to potentially trade Drummond/shutdown Blake. On the other hand, it's Casey and he'll just as easily toss minutes to Thon Maker and Markieff Morris for no inexplicable reason.

 

Wood is as good a stash as any right now. A stash is a stash, there's no "right" or "wrong" since it's a hypothetical add that COULD be extremely valuable for teams that can afford to stash the player.

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1 hour ago, My Dinner With Andre said:

Guess who’s the #1 pickup in Rotoworld’s weekly Waiver Wired column? Funny how the analyst community continues to double down on this guy...

 

1.) Christian Wood (23%)- Don’t overthink this one, he’s the best stash in fantasy basketball and he’s going to be a “silly season” hero in March. 


nader is fantastic, he regularly hypes the same guys I do such as Melton, djj, wood, and he also has sekou on that list.

this is the third time he has mentioned Melton and wood, Gallagher also mentioned wood quite a bit, and they’ve both really hit their picks this year. 

it is what it is, I don’t care to defend it anymore, I know what potential lies there, now I’m just waiting to see if it gets unleashed given how ripe the situation is.

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2 minutes ago, chickennuggets said:

Starting today alongside Doumbouya and Drummond

 

Wood against AD and Doumbouya against LeBron? Talk about trial by fire lmao

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9 minutes ago, chickennuggets said:

Starting today alongside Doumbouya and Drummond

 

Well, at least it shows there's some sort of faith shown by Casey in him.

Bodes well for his future prospects.

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