Pistons' Christian Wood tests positive for the coronavirus: report


The Pistons’ Christian Wood has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. He’s “shown no symptoms and is doing well,” per Charania.

Wood played Wednesday night against the Sixers in the final game before the NBA decided to suspend its season, and scored a career-high 32 points. Last Saturday, Wood and the Pistons played against the Utah Jazz, who have had two players, Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell, test positive for the coronavirus.

On Thursday, a team official told NBC Sports Philadelphia that Sixers players, coaches and select support staff had been advised to begin a temporary self-quarantine. The official said the team was organizing testing for the coronavirus for players, as well as for staff who came in close contact or exhibit symptoms. 

The 24-year-old Wood played 17 games with the Sixers as a rookie in the 2015-16 season, bouncing back and forth between Philadelphia and the team’s G-League affiliate, then the Delaware 87ers. He’d emerged this season for the Pistons, averaging 24 points and 9.6 rebounds since the All-Star break, and is set to become an unrestricted free agent. 

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