Sources: Mavs land Wood in trade with Rockets

by Gordon Dixon - The Mavericks are acquiring center/power forward Christian Wood from the Rockets in exchange for the No. 26 pick in the 2022 NBA draft and four players with expiring contracts, sources told ESPN.

Sources: Dallas Mavericks acquire Christian Wood from Houston Rockets for 26th pick in NBA draft, 4 players 9:23 PM ET Tim MacMahon Close Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer Joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009 Covers the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Mavericks Appears regularly on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM Adrian Wojnarowski Close Adrian Wojnarowski Senior NBA Insider Host of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017 The Dallas Mavericks are acquiring center/power forward Christian Wood from the Houston Rockets in exchange for the No. 26 pick in the 2022 NBA draft and four players with expiring contracts, sources told ESPN. Dallas will send Boban Marjanovic , Marquese Chriss , Trey Burke and Sterling Brown to Houston, sources said, creating roster flexibility and adding a productive big man. Wood, 26, averaged 19.1 points and 9.9 rebounds during his two seasons with the Rockets. He is due to make $14.3 million this year in the final season of his contract. Upgrading at center was one of the Mavs' primary goals entering the offseason in the wake of their run to the Western Conference finals. The Rockets now have the Nos. 3, 17 and 26 picks in next Thursday's draft.