Detroit Pistons big man Christian Wood has tested positive for coronavirus, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.
This marks the third positive test for coronavirus in the NBA - and the first franchise besides Gobert's and Donovan Mitchell's in Utah. Wood has had a career season and is in line for a strong free-agent contract. https://t.co/ShtooDGFSB- Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 15, 2020
Wood is the third NBA player to test positive, following Utah Jazz duo Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell.
The 24-year-old played against Gobert and the Jazz on Saturday, March 7, recording 30 points and 11 rebounds in the 111-105 loss.
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The Pistons released the following statement:
"A player on the Detroit Pistons, who is under the care of team medical staff and in self-isolation since Wednesday night, was tested for COVID-19.
"A preliminary positive result came back on March 14. The health and safety of our players, our organization, those throughout our league, and all those potentially impacted by this situation is paramount.
"We are working closely with team medical staff, state and local government and public health officials and the NBA on reporting. The individual will remain in isolation and under the care of team medical staff."
Since the trade deadline, Wood has been putting up career numbers, averaging 22.8 points and 9.9 rebounds per game.