Former NBA player, and teammate of Christian Wood, Tony Wroten, revealed that the big man was frustrated with his lack of playing time in Philadephia. The Houston Rockets standout apparently believed himself to be “better than everybody” ahead of him on the depth chart.

Stuck near the bottom of Brett Brown's rotation with the Sixers during the 2015-2016 season, Wood was eventually allowed to depart the franchise in free agency. Currently with the Rockets, the center has dominated through the first four games of the season, making Brown's mistake painfully obvious, much to the delight of Wroten.

Originally expected to be taken late in the first round of the 2015 NBA Draft, Wood would go undrafted due to concerns around the league over his work ethic. While he would eventually sign with the Sixers for his rookie season, splitting his time between the bench and the team's G-league affiliate, it would not be until 2019 during his tenure with the Detroit Pistons that the former prospect would carve a niche for himself in the league.

Appearing in 62 games during the year, Wood would put up a stat-line of 13 points and 7 rebounds in only 21 minutes of action a night. Seen as one of the most underutilized players available on the market, the Rockets signed Wood to a lucrative three-year contract worth $41 million in a sign-and-trade with the Pistons. Hoping that the center would provide interior stability for the franchise. Amidst the tumult caused by James Harden, Wood has put together an opening act as good as any in the league thus far.

Only five years removed since pleading for playing time on a losing Sixers squad, Wood finally seems to be making good on all that promise. While he may not be better than everybody else in the league, he does appear to be closer to it than ever before.