NBA trade rumors: Pistons declined Celtics' trade offer for Christian Wood
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RUMOR: Pistons declined Celtics’ trade offer for Christian Wood

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The Boston Celtics made a trade offer for Detroit Pistons big man Christian Wood, but were rebuffed, according to James Edwards III of The Athletic.

Jay King of The Athletic adds that both the Celtics and Houston Rockets have shown interest in Wood, but that he is likely to stay put past the 3 p.m. trade deadline on Thursday.

Boston is in the market for some help up front, so its interest in Wood certainly makes sense. The same goes for the Rockets, who traded Clint Capela earlier this week.

In 49 games this season, Wood is averaging 10.5 points and 5.3 rebounds over 18 minutes per game while shooting 57 percent from the floor, 37.6 percent from three-point range and 73.8 percent from the free-throw line.

The 24-year-old, who played his collegiate basketball at UNLV, is well-traveled, to say the least.

After going undrafted in 2015, he signed with the Philadelphia 76ers that ensuing September, spending one season with the team and playing in just 17 contests.

Since then, Wood has bounced around between four different teams, spending time with the Charlotte Hornets, Milwaukee Bucks and New Orleans Pelicans before finally arriving in Detroit this past summer.

It seems that Wood has certainly found a home in the Motor City, as he has a significant role for the first time in his professional career.

Prior to linking up with the Pistons, Wood had never played in more than 21 games in a single season.

The Long Beach, Ca. native owns career averages of 7.8 points and four boards across 13.8 minutes a night while making 54 percent of his field-goal attempts and 72.7 percent of his foul shots.