It's a bit surprising to see Wood not get more money on the open market. According to a league source, the Nuggets matched the Pistons' offer, but it was the role he would have in Detroit that made him hand back the Nuggets jersey he wore for just one year. That's especially true since they signed Mason Plumlee for a similar figure as part of their freakish run on centers.
Wood, 25, spent his first 31/2 National Basketball Association (NBA) season as a little-used journeyman reserve, playing for the Philadelphia 76ers (2015-16), Charlotte Hornets (2016-17), Milwaukee Bucks (2018-19), New Orleans Pelicans (2018-19) and Detroit (2019-20). From Feb. 3 onward, Wood averaged 22.3 points and 9.5 rebounds in 34.1 minutes per game, shooting 56% from the field and 41% from 3-point range.