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It's not 2M that would separate Christian Wood from the Lakers

By James Brown

The Lakers are still in the 'hunt' for a center and Christian Wood continues to be the name at the top of the list, this is what separates both parties

The Lakers are still in the 'hunt' for a center and Christian Wood continues to be the name at the top of the list, this is what separates both parties

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The LA Lakers GM Rob Pelinka was clear, the organization is "actively" looking to add another big to their roster. While not a center has been signed yet since that comment, the search continues.

Two names have been reported to be at the top of the Lakers list, Bismack Biyombo and Christian Wood. Wood has been the name closest to becoming a Laker, but apparently, he hasn't agreed because of the vet minimum offer which is about two million per year.

Christian has been making around 13 annually with the Mavs, a team where he has played in the last three seasons, but it's not only money that could separate the center from LA, but the Dallas team itself.

According to Sports Illustrated, "The Lakers, though, remain limited in offering Wood anything beyond the league’s veteran minimum. Dallas remains open to facilitating a sign-and-trade for Wood if the Mavericks can acquire a player they like in the exchange, but neither the Lakers nor the Miami Heat are considered potential sign-and-trade destinations. For starters: Miami, while cited in the past as a team with interest in Wood, is already nearly $9 million over the first tax apron for next season and is thus precluded from acquiring any player via sign-and-trade. Any sign-and-trade, furthermore, would have to feature a three-year contract for Wood with at least one season guaranteed."

 

Christian Wood is waiting to make up his mind

The big center is the one that is looking for another offer, but he will probably sign with the Lakers, as they believe they will be able to make him work. Christian has a bad rep and not every team wants to sign him because of that and his lack of defensive skills.


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