Wood went for 26 points (10-21 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 4-5 FT) and 12 rebounds in 34 minutes during Tuesday's 112-103 loss to the Warriors. Wood accumulated career highs in scoring, rebounding, and minutes while matching his career high in made threes in the season finale. Having posted 20-plus points in three of the last seven games to end 2018-19, it's likely Wood has made a lasting impression, if not on the Pelicans, then on someone else.
Wood will start at power forward in Sunday's game against the Kings, Jennifer Hale of Fox Sports New Orleans reports. Wood will get the start with Julius Randle likely getting the night off, as the team said he will only play in an emergency situation. With that, Sunday serves as a big opportunity for Wood, who was one of the rising stars in the G League and should get a full workload in Sacramento.
Wood contributed eight points (3-7 FG, 2-4 FT), nine rebounds, and three assists in 21 minutes during Wednesday's 115-109 loss to the Hornets. Wood played just 21 minutes in Wednesday's loss, his fewest across the last four games. He has been one of the more surprising fantasy assets over that period and should continue to be a factor as long as Anthony Davis (back) in on the sidelines. Davis has been labeled probable for the previous three games but has missed all three. There is a chance he is done for the season and if that is the case, Wood should be better than this on most nights.
Wood posted 15 points (5-13 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 5-5 FT), 11 rebounds, one steal and one block in 27 minutes off the bench Sunday in the Pelicans' 130-102 loss to the Lakers. Wood entered Sunday's contest coming off a pair of big performances, but fell a rebound shy of a double-double in both contests. He was able to achieve the feat for the first time in 2018-19 against the Lakers and has continued to build a strong case for universal ownership in fantasy leagues as the season winds down. Though the Pelicans are only playing three games this week, Wood's averages over the past three contests (21.0 points, 9.7 rebounds, 2.7 blocks and 2.3 steals in 29.0 minutes per game) might be enough to justify using him in lineups. With Anthony Davis (back) uncertain to play at any point this week and Julius Randle's (finger) status in question ahead of Wednesday's game against the Hornets, Wood could again be in store for an elevated role in the frontcourt.
Wood tallied 25 points (11-16 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-3 FT), nine rebounds, three steals, one assist, and one block in 28 minutes during Thursday's 121-118 victory over Sacramento. Wood's dream week continued Thursday as he poured in a career-high 25 points to go with across the board production. The playing time may have been even higher here had he not been in early foul trouble. Anthony Davis (back) was ruled out and could certainly be shut down for the season. There has been no definite word on that and even if it doesn't eventuate, Wood should be picked up in all formats right now. He translates extremely well as a fantasy prospect and the Pelicans are likely going to see what they have long-term.
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