CHRISTIAN Wood is one of the most appealing NBA free agents on the market still unsigned.
But that could all soon change thanks to the Chicago Bulls and point guard Lonzo Ball.
The NBA announced that the Bulls were granted a $10.2million Disabled Player Exception for the loss of Ball, allowing the team to have more cap space.
Ball went down to a season-ending knee injury and has not played since January 2022.
He underwent cartilage transplant surgery in March 2022, according to ESPN.
With the extra cap space, many presume the Bulls will hit the market and sign Wood.
Wood is arguably the best free agent remaining from the 2023 free agent class and could provide an instant scoring boost to any team.
The 27-year-old big man averaged 16.6 points and over seven rebounds a game last season for the Dallas Mavericks, yet only started 17 of 67 games played.
Twitter users are already suspecting Wood to sign in the Windy City.
One person said: “Christian Wood and Kelly Oubre, you are Bulls!”
Another commented: “Yeah, Wood is definitely going to the Bulls. If he wanted to be a Laker he would’ve signed with us right away.”
This offseason, the Bulls extended starting center Nikola Vucevic to a new three-year $60million contract and re-signed former rebounding champion Andre Drummond to a two-year deal.
Wood’s inferior ability to protect the rim could also deter the Bulls, considering Vucevic isn’t a strong defender himself.