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Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets trade, Christian Wood, NBA Draft 2022, Boban Marjanovic

The Dallas Mavericks have added another key element to their roster with the NBA’s first major trade of the season – well, out of season 30 teams are not currently in the NBA Finals.

The Mavericks senior picked up Christian Wood from the Rockets, sending a number of Beit players and first round picks to Houston in return.

According to Sham Charania (The Athletics) and Adrian Wojnarowski (ESPN), the Rockets will receive their 26th choice in the upcoming NBA Draft, as well as Bob Marjanovich, Tray Burke, Sterling Brown and Marcus Chris.

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This means that the Rockets will have three first-round picks (No. 3, No. 17 and No. 26) as they look to break the deadlock after the league’s worst nightmare season in which they have won just 20 games.

And, according to Jake Fisher (Bleacher Report), rockets were not made there to trade Eric Gordon for another first-round pick.

The Rockets are looking to rebuild their squad around young talents – especially this year’s number three draft pick, perhaps the Gonzaga Chat Homgren or Duke Paulo Banchero.

Jalen Green also had last year’s No. 2 draft pick and 22-year-old Kevin Porter Jr. has a very young roster.

Growing up and being the center of attention for the next season, he could expand on Houston’s role as 19-year-old Alpéren Sengun, who could make a big difference. He averaged 9.6 points and 5.5 goals in 20.7 minutes this season.

The Mavericks advanced to the Western Conference finals, defeating Jazz and Sun.

Now, they are looking to take the next step by adding three men who have the ability to shoot a lot – with an average of 4.9 attempts last season and 39 percent of the time.

Overall, the 26-year-old and the 6-foot-11 averaged 17.9 points and 10.1 goals per 30.8 minutes with the Rockets last season (leading the team in both categories.

It has to fit nicely in Dallas, and the size and shot to match star Luca Donchich’s five-point lead.

However, it is the seventh most expensive team in the league in seven seasons – in Philadelphia, Charlotte, Milwaukee, New Orleans, Detroit and Houston. His defense proved to be a problem at times, although Dallas coach Jason Kidd quickly improved on the Mavericks. If Dallas can get the best out of this, Dallas should continue to be a force to be reckoned with in the Western Conference. In any case, the business allows them to exchange many names.

The deal is meaningful for both parties – all participating players are under contract at the end of the 2023 season, which means the Rockets will win the first-round pick without hitting a long-term salary. And if the developing Dallas side can immediately get into trouble and Kid can correct his defensive weakness, he will get a talented inverted player.

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