After months of dominating G-League opponents and Twitter timelines alike, Christian Wood is officially no longer a member of the Milwaukee Bucks, per a report from Chris Haynes. In the wake of Malcolm Brogdon’s foot injury, it appears the Bucks are opting for guard depth, signing old friend Tim Frazier from back in the training camp days.
Milwaukee Bucks will sign guard Tim Frazier and waive forward Christian Wood in aftermath of Malcolm Brogdon foot injury, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) March 18, 2019
Wood rode the bench for must of this year, oftentimes getting sent to the Wisconsin Herd and recalled like a yo-yo throughout the season. He made his frustrations, we presume, quite well known with some not so subtle social media work, but never really got a chance to try and crack the Milwaukee rotation. The emergence of D.J. Wilson and addition of Pau Gasol essentially made his chance of seeing minutes dwindle to nothing. Here’s his latest offering into the Twitter ether:
this isn’t normal .. all I need is a chance, and when I get it it’s OVER⏳⏳ https://t.co/GsXpq6nVkD— Christian Wood (@Chriswood_5) March 17, 2019
We’ll see whether another team opts to take a chance on Wood, who continues his journeyman role throughout the league. In his place comes Frazier, who spent 47 games with the New Orleans Pelicans this year, averaging 5 points, 2.9 rebounds and 4.4 assists in 19.3 minutes per game. He was shooting a career high 35.1% from deep on 1.6 attempts per game though, so he adds another decent shooting option to Milwaukee’s backcourt.
With the bevy of options already available to Bud, adding another guy into the mix is an interesting move. But with the bounty of injuries to folks of late, it’s not a bad idea to get a shifty guard who can shore up the spot down the stretch of the regular season to give the typical guys an additional chance to rest. For now though, let us reflect on the fact that we are officially, out of the Woodlands.