The Dallas Mavericks pulled off a surprising trade to acquire Christian Wood from the Houston Rockets on June 15. They had a clear area of need, and general manager and president of basketball operations Nico Harrison let fans know Dallas was shopping their first-round pick, but nobody expected a deal to come together before the NBA Finals wrapped up.
The Mavericks sent Boban Marjanovic, Trey Burke, Sterling Brown, Marquese Chriss, and the 26th overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft to Houston in this trade. Dallas moved off of four players to acquire one in a deal that opened up some roster space for the Mavericks to add talent this summer.
It was sad to see Boban depart, but the Mavs needed more skill and depth on their roster if they plan on making another deep playoff run. What does their depth chart look like after this trade?
Resetting the Dallas Mavericks depth chart after the Christian Wood trade
The Mavs shipped out four players that did not factor into their playoff rotation and a first-round pick to acquire Wood. Harrison and the front office jumped at the chance to acquire another rotation piece for the 26th overall selection in next week’s draft.
The Stepien Rule prevents this trade from becoming official until after draft night. Wood will be a Maverick and the 26th pick will play for the Rockets, but the draft choice will wear a Dallas hat on stage if he’s in attendance because of the hold on the deal.
Where does Christian Wood fit into the Dallas Mavericks rotation? What does their depth chart look like after this deal? Here is a closer look.