Pistons news: Christian Wood was upset his positive coronavirus test result was leaked
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Pistons’ Christian Wood was upset his positive coronavirus test result was leaked

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Detroit Pistons big man Christian Wood was upset his positive coronavirus test result was leaked, per Pistons head coach Dwane Casey.

Wood was the third NBA player after Utah Jazz All-Stars Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell to test positive for the coronavirus.

Via Dana Gauruder of The Detroit Free Press:

“He’s fine, he’s feeling good,” Pistons coach Dwane Casey said about Christian Wood. “I spoke to him numerous times during this whole ordeal. He was in good spirits. We talked about basketball and how he was doing.”

One thing that upset Wood was that his name surfaced publicly as having contracted the virus. Some players who tested positive revealed their prognosis on social media but it’s otherwise confidential information.

“He was concerned how his info was leaked out,” Casey said.

NBA players have the right to keep their health status confidential. Brooklyn Nets superstar small forward Kevin Durant and Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart chose to reveal their positive tests.

Before the season got suspended, Wood was averaging 13.1 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.0 assists for the Pistons. The 24-year-old was shooting 56.7 percent from the field, 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free-throw line.

Even if the 2019-20 season resumes, it won’t matter much for the Pistons. The team is headed for the lottery.

Wood becomes an unrestricted free agent once the 2019-20 season ends. The Pistons will likely re-sign him after trading All-Star big man Andre Drummond to the Cleveland Cavaliers at the February trade deadline.

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