Bucks intend to bring Wood to training camp

Former Sixers center Christian Wood is headed to camp with the Bucks.

Free-agent center Christian Wood was the the Milwaukee Bucks’ best player at the Las Vegas summer league and the team will now bring him to training camp, according to Shams Charania of Stadium and Matt Velasquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Wood is 6-foot-11 and went undrafted out of UNLV in 2015. He has played primarily in the G-League but has also spent some time with the Philadelphia 76ers and Charlotte Hornets.

He averaged 22.8 points, 10.8 rebounds and 2.8 blocks in five summer-league games in July.

“I think without a doubt he’s an NBA player,” Bucks assistant and summer-league coach Taylor Jenkins told Velasquez in July. “I think this was a great showing by him. … For his role at the NBA level, he’s got the NBA talent offensively and to have that motor defensively, I was really impressed with him.”

In order for Wood to attend camp, the Bucks will need to trade or waive a player to make room on the roster. Wood has appeared in 30 total NBA games over two seasons, compiling averages of 3.2 points and 2.2 rebounds.

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