Connect with us

Sportswire

New Mavericks acquisition frustrated with his playing time

The Dallas Mavericks have something else to juggle besides their four losses in the last seven games. Dallas fell on Sunday night to the Denver Nuggets in a 98-97 thriller. Mavs big man Christian Wood played a season-low 17 minutes in the defeat. After the game, Wood expressed frustration about his playing time. “I would…

The post New Mavericks acquisition frustrated with his playing time appeared first on Larry Brown Sports.

Christian Wood holds the ball

Feb 12, 2020; Orlando, Florida, USA; Detroit Pistons forward Christian Wood (35) works out prior to the game against the Orlando Magic at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks have something else to juggle besides their four losses in the last seven games.

Dallas fell on Sunday night to the Denver Nuggets in a 98-97 thriller. Mavs big man Christian Wood played a season-low 17 minutes in the defeat.

After the game, Wood expressed frustration about his playing time.

“I would love to play more,” said Wood, per Tim MacMahon of ESPN. “I’ve voiced that several times, but I just play my role.”

The 27-year-old Wood, who was acquired by Dallas in a trade over the offseason, has been making a strong case for minutes all season. He is putting up career-best shooting numbers (57.3 percent from the field and an elite 43.2 percent from three). But Wood is still seeing just 24.6 minutes per game this season (during which he has put up 16.6 points and 7.5 rebounds).

It was especially baffling that Wood got so little playing time against Denver, a team that famously plays big (though reigning MVP Nikola Jokic missed Sunday’s game due to being in health and safety protocols). The flip side of the argument goes that Mavs frontcourt players like Dorian Finney-Smith and Dwight Powell know head coach Jason Kidd’s system better at this point and are thus are the more trusted options for minutes down the stretch. But Wood is a quality talent in his own right (and also has a bit of an ego), so it is obvious that getting acquainted with the bench is not sitting right with him.

The post New Mavericks acquisition frustrated with his playing time appeared first on Larry Brown Sports.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recent

MLB3 years ago

The Greatest Sports Call in Broadcasting History

Kirk Gibson’s 1988 World Series home run was a baseball play that occurred in Game 1 of the 1988 World...

NFL3 years ago

Rob Gronkowski “Just Joking” About Having Bucs’ Playbook

Rob Gronkowski posted a note on social media Wednesday to make clear that he was just joking when talking about...

MLB3 years ago

MLB Proposes 3-Division 2020 Play Based on Geography

MLB is one of the games genuinely faithful to its legacy, however even they are thinking about radical changes because...

NHL3 years ago

NHL Eyes December to Start 2020-21 Season

The 2019-20 NHL season has been suspended for about a month and a half now as the world fights the...

NHL3 years ago

5 Greatest Hockey Players of All-Time

This list hasn’t changed in 20 years. I can’t envision the rundown changing at any point in the near future....

NFL3 years ago

NFL Draft Made These 3 Teams Playoff Contenders

The 2020 NFL Draft spoke to an open door for NFL groups to drastically improve their lists with the expectations...

NCAAF3 years ago

Trevor Lawrence Heavy Favorite to be #1 Pick 2021 Draft

The 2020 NFL Draft is in the books and the football world is as of now amped up for the...

MLB3 years ago

Fan Made Epic Fenway Park Map in Fortnite

The COVID-19 pandemic has forestalled avid supporters from getting a charge out of baseball for about two months. While baseball...

NBA3 years ago

Vegas: Dennis Rodman Potential Successor to Kim Jong-Un

There’s a great deal of disarray encompassing the soundness of Kim Jong-un, the 36-year-old Supreme Leader of Democratic People’s Republic...

NBA3 years ago

Blake Griffin Calls Out TMZ Coverage

Detroit Pistons star Blake Griffin was as of late an objective of TMZ, which posted a strange article about him...