Dallas Mavericks big man Christian Wood has been up and down in his first nine games with the team. The 6’10 forward has four 20-point games already, and he has still yet to play 30 minutes in a contest. Coach Kidd has been bringing Wood off the bench, but plenty of fans want him to start.
C-Wood believes he is a starter and All-Star, and he is trying to prove that. He has said all the right things so far, but Tim MacMahon has hinted at some possible drama brewing, especially if things go south. Wood continues to produce, but fans got some bad news after his six-point performance in the win over the Nets on Monday night.
Wood did not travel with the team to Orlando, and he was ruled out against the Magic with a left knee sprain. Not going with the team likely rules him out for at least two games, but here is a look at why supporters should be slightly concerned.
Christian Wood does not travel with Dallas Mavericks after a knee injury
The Mavs have been quiet about injuries this year. Davis Bertans suffered a knee injury in training camp, and he is still not close to returning, but the team has never ruled him out for a specific period of time. Frank Ntilikina has still yet to play in the regular season, but the team has kept his status game-to-game.
How much time will Christian Wood miss? The team has a road back-to-back in Orlando and Washington on Wednesday and Thursday. Do not expect to see him play in either game, but the team has offered no update beyond that, and they are unlikely to say any concrete timetable.
The Dallas Mavericks have won four straight games, and they will be favored over the Magic in Orlando on Wednesday night, even without Christian Wood, but the 6’10 big man is an important scorer and floor spacer for the team. Here is to hoping for a speedy recovery, and stay tuned to The Smoking Cuban for all the latest.