3 reasons why Christian Wood didn't work on the Dallas Mavericks

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1. Christian Wood wasn't the best offensive fit outside of playing with Luka Doncic

Although this reason may not be obvious, let me explain. Wood really worked well with Doncic as a pick-and-roll partner last season. Whenever these two players were on the floor, they looked like they had played basketball together for a long time.

According to D Magazine writer Iztok Franko, midway through the season last year, Dallas averaged 122.1 points per 100 possessions with Wood and Doncic on the floor at the same time. That seems excellent, considering it was his first season with the organization.

However, this next detail may shock you. When Wood was on the floor without Donic, the Mavericks would average 107.9 points per 100 possessions (at the time the previous stat was taken). It seems that the only player that Wood could really play well with was Doncic.

That's pretty problematic and was another reason why he didn't work out with Dallas. If Wood had been a better defender and flowed better in offense when Luka was on the bench, Dallas could have made the playoffs last season and possibly have gone on a nice run.

In conclusion, these are the three reasons why Wood didn't work out with the Mavericks. Wood is a great basketball player who is extremely skilled offensively, and deserves to keep playing in the NBA.

However, he just didn't work out with the Mavericks organization, and both parties needed to go their separate ways.

Mavericks fans probably already have their calendars circled for November 22 when the Lakers will face off against the Mavericks for the first time this season. It will be interesting to see if there are any more jabs by Wood at the Mavericks organization from before that date or vice versa as there have been several jabs from both sides this offseason.

We'll have you covered with all the latest news and rumors surrounding Christian Wood and the Dallas Mavericks this summer, so stay tuned.