David Wood

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David Wood
Position: Forward
Height: 6'9"
Weight: 230
Nationality: American
Born: 11/30/64
Birthplace: Spokane, WA
Draft: undrafted
Drafted By: undrafted
College: University of Nevada, Skagit Valley
NBA Career: 1988-1997
Mavs Tenure: 2004-2006

David Wood (born November 20, 1964 in Spokane, Washington) was signed by the Dallas Mavericks as a free agent on February 1, 1996.

Wood played the final two years of his college career at the University of Nevada where he lettered both years. Although undrafted coming out of college, he signed as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls and saw action in two games in his rookie season 1988-1989. He did not play in the NBA the following season.

He returned to the NBA in 1990-1991 with Houston and played in all 82 of the Rockets' games that season averaging a career-best 5.3 points per game. Wood was again missing from the NBA the next year before signing with San Antonio and playing 64 games for the Spurs in his only season with the club, 1992-1993.

Detroit and Golden State were next for a year apiece and Wood saw substantial action playing in 78 games both seasons. He began the 1995-1996 campaign with Golden State appearing in 21 games before moving to the Phoenix Suns. His stint was short in Phoenix where Wood played in only four games before being released.

The Mavs signed the 6'9 forward before the all-star break in 1996 and Wood saw action in 37 games for Dallas the remainder of the season. He finished the year with a 4.9 ppg average and a career-best 3.6 rebounds per game.

Wood played one final season in the NBA in 1996-1997 with Milwaukee appearing in 46 games.

In addition to his NBA career, Wood played in the CBA with Yakima and Rockford and overseas in France, Spain and the Philippines. He was also a member of the bronze medal-winning United States team at the 1998 FIBA World Championships in Greece, playing alongside another Dallas Maverick, Jason Sasser.

Today, Wood works in commercial real estate in Reno, Nevada and teaches basketball via private clinics. He's also involved in the mentor program for the NBA Development League's Reno Big Horns.