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Agent: Christian Wood signing with 76ers, not Rockets

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LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 12: Christian Wood #36 of the Houston Rockets shoots the ball against the Phoenix Suns during the 2015 NBA Las Vegas Summer League game on July 12, 2015 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Shortly after the draft, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reported undrafted Christian Wood would sign with the Rockets.

Not happening, according to Wood’s agent.

Matt Ramker:

Jake Pavorsky of Liberty Ballers

I rated Wood a first-round pick, so I obviously think this is a good deal.

Wood showed pretty impressive tools at UNLV, including his 6-foot-11 frame. He just needs to put them to better use and cut down on his mental errors, especially his subpar shot selection. He’s just 19, though, so I’d take the chance on him.

If Wood pans out, the 76ers will have him locked up cheaply for multiple years. If he doesn’t, they can cut him at a pretty low cost.

It’s a smart bet.