As you have seen I have been pimping Christian Wood in other threads... Did a little more homework and the more I dig the more I think this is absolutely a guy that could be the missing piece. He's a minimum salary guy so matching is easy. Detroit has no bird rights on him so will need to use cap space or MLE to keep him and they have more pressing needs right now. I would make a very strong offer right now if I were DL because if these numbers continue he will be ungettable through trade this year. Let's just check some numbers... - He is top 10 in true shooting percentage - He is top 12 in free throw rate while using 25% of his possessions on 3 point attempts. Only one other dude in that mix and it's Joel Embiid. - He's shooting 40% from three. Career 35% but on less than 100 total attempts. - His per 36 numbers are 21/11 and 1.7 blks… he's playing 16 minutes a night and should be playing more. - His team has a defensive rating that is 10 pts better when he is on the court versus when he is off... this may be because Blake is toast. - He is currently #5 in RPM among PFs. #13 overall. Dude was a pretty talented prospect... but had some background and maturity red flags. He has bounced around the league but we are coming up on a 40 game sample of him being really productive. The guy was waived this offseason and was on the roster bubble before Joe Johnson got hurt and was cut... if we were to send one of our minimum guys and a couple seconds I would think Detroit would consider it. They could have one of our rotation minimums like Niang or Mudiay if they'd like... maybe send a few million in cash because that team has to be losing money... TLDR... DL and JZ give us Wood please!