The big news of the week was Christian Wood reporting that he and the Rockets have had talks regarding a potential contract extension. Wood’s comments came prior to his throwing out the first pitch at Wednesday’s Astros game, a hilariously ironic occurrence given the uncertainty regarding his future with the Rockets. “We’ve had a talk. It’s something we could talk about later in the summer. We’ll just have to see,” Wood told reporters.
Wood stands to become an unrestricted free agent next offseason when his contract expires. That means the Rockets could lose the big man for nothing. Hence, Wood’s name has been in trade rumors dating back to last season. (Michael Scotto of Hoopshype reported last week that the Rockets are expected “to gauge the trade market on Wood’s value this summer.”)