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Dwane Casey’s “tough love” of Christian Wood is paying off

Christian Wood is extremely talented. Ask any of his present coaches and any of his teammates, and they just gush about his talent. However, they all say the give the same type of answer as to why he hasn’t “popped” yet in the league.

Wood has played on five different NBA teams, along with being in and out of the G-League his entire career. Even after averaging 16.9 points and 7.9 rebounds for the New Orleans Pelicans last year to end the season, he was still cut by the team.