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  • Christian Wood
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Christian Wood came off the bench on Tuesday and had 19 points (7-for-14 FGs, 5-for-6 FTs), 10 rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in 24 minutes against the Sixers.

    Wood appears to be fighting for a roster spot, and he's had a pair of games during the preseason that are reminiscent of the incredible stretch he had to end last season. If he finds himself in another rebuilding situation, he could have plenty of value. Otherwise, he's probably just going to put up good games sporadically. His likely competition for that roster spot, Joe Johnson, had just three points in 17 minutes.

  • Markieff Morris
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Markeiff Morris (illness) will not play in Tuesday's game against the Sixers.

    Morris will join teammates Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin on the bench tonight, opening up a full allotment of minutes in the frontcourt. Christian Wood, Joe Johnson and Thon Maker should see heavy runs tonight.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Andre Drummond
    C, Detroit Pistons

    Andre Drummond (rest) will not play in Tuesday's game against the Sixers.

    This is just a planned rest day for the stud-center. Look for Thon Maker and Christian Wood to get some extra run in Drummond's place.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Christian Wood
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    There are still some questions about how coach Dwane Casey will stack his rotation, but the final two exhibition games this week will also determine which one out of Joe Johnson or Christian Wood will make the final cut.

    The Pistons would love to be able to carry both of them in the regular season but the logistics simply don’t work. One way to get beyond the dilemma is to open a roster spot through a trade but the problem is that trades in the NBA are not plentiful in the fall. In the past decade, there have been about a dozen October deals, which makes a Pistons deal to open an extra spot on the roster tough, at best. Wood has had a couple solid games so far in the preseason and he will continue to audition for his job.

    Source: Detroit News

  • Svi Mykhailiuk
    SF, Detroit Pistons

    Dwane Casey intends to have two or three bench staples but will fill the rest of the second unit situationally.

    Derrick Rose and Markieff Morris figure to be locks, with Luke Kennard in that group as well if he doesn't start. That leaves players like Christian Wood, Thon Maker, Svi Mykhailiuk, Tony Snell, Joe Johnson and rookie Sekou Doumbouya battling for limited spots. The Pistons bench doesn't figure to be a great source of fantasy value, but deep-league managers may be able to play the matchup game to a certain extent — at least until Casey finds a group he likes.

    Source: Pistons.com

  • Christian Wood
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Christian Wood will be competing for backup center minutes this season, per Keith Langlois of Pistons.com.

    Markieff Morris and Thon Maker will be his primary competition, and Wood has the edge if Detroit is looking for some strength and rebounding. If they're looking for shooting, then it's safe to say that we'll see some smaller bench groups this season. Wood has been dominant at the G-League level and had some monster games at the end of last season but it's not a great landing spot for fantasy value given that Detroit's roster is built on their frontcourt stars. Deep-league owners should keep an eye on that battle in the preseason.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Christian Wood
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    According to Shams Charania, the Pistons have claimed Christian Wood off of waivers.

    Wood will join a Pistons team that is led by Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond in the frontcourt. However, he will be able to compete for bench minutes with fellow bigs Markieff Morris and Thon Maker. The Pistons also drafted Sekou Doumbouya who is unlikely to contribute this season as he is only 18 years old.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Christian Wood
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    The Pelicans have waived Christian Wood, per Shams Charania.

    Wood was a dominant force in Summer League last season and that carried over into the G-League, where he averaged 29 points, 14 boards and two blocks. He burst onto the scene with some big games for the Pelicans late in the season, ending up with 16.9 points, 7.9 rebounds, 1.3 blocks, 0.9 steals and 0.8 threes in 23.6 minutes per night across eight contests with New Orleans. Unfortunately for him, the Pels added Zion Williamson, Brandon Ingram, Derrick Favors and Jaxson Hayes to the frontcourt mix. Wood will be a name to watch in deep leagues on the chances that he lands in a favorable situation.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Christian Wood
    F, New Orleans Pelicans

    Christian Wood had another double-double in Tuesday's finale, putting up 26 points (10-of-21 FGs, 4-of-5 FTs), 12 rebounds and two triples in 34 minutes.

    It doesn't do him justice to say that Wood ranked just inside the top-400 for the season and the top-300 in per-game value. He'll be remembered for his eight games with the Pelicans in which his per-game numbers ranked as the 70th/61st (8-cat/9-cat) most valuable over that stretch. Those numbers include: 16.9 points, 7.9 rebounds, 1.3 blocks, 0.9 steals and 0.8 threes in 23.6 minutes. He played just 62 total minutes in 13 games with the Bucks this season but had a great showing in the G-League, averaging 29 points, 14 boards and two blocks. He's certainly worth keeping an eye on this offseason, but there's definite Marquese Chriss potential here.

  • Christian Wood
    F, New Orleans Pelicans

    Christian Wood put up a serviceable line of 14 points, seven rebounds, one block and two 3-pointers in Sunday's win over the Kings.

    More was expected of Wood considering he started with both Anthony Davis and Julius Randle unavailable. He did get up 14 shots (hitting five), so things look promising for the rest of the season. We've probably seen his best lines of the year but you've got to stick with Wood as the season wraps up.

  • Christian Wood
    F, New Orleans Pelicans

    Christian Wood had 17 points and five rebounds with a block on Friday night.

    Wood was productive despite only 16 minutes in this one, which is odd considering it was an overtime game. A top-55 player over the last month, keep Wood active in your lineups moving forward as the Pelicans should play him closer to the 21.8 minutes per game he's been averaging over that stretch next time out.

  • Anthony Davis
    F/C, New Orleans Pelicans

    Anthony Davis (lower back spasms) has been ruled out of Friday’s game vs. the Suns.

    Davis was listed as probable to play before the game but seeing as the same thing happened on Wednesday, we’re not surprised Davis is sitting out another one. Christian Wood and Jahlil Okafor will once again get a shot at putting up some numbers with Wood having the higher upside of the two.

    Source: Gerald Bourget on Twitter

  • Christian Wood
    F, New Orleans Pelicans

    Christian Wood did not play well in a loss to the Hornets on Wednesday as he had eight points and nine rebounds on 3-of-7 shooting.

    He turned the ball over six times and shot just 2-of-4 from the line. Wood has been one of the hottest waiver wire targets, so this is a disappointing performance. However, expect him to bounce back as the volume is still there and he has not really had a bad game with the Pelicans until this point.

  • Christian Wood
    F, New Orleans Pelicans

    Christian Wood continued his solid play against the Lakers on Sunday with 15 points, 11 boards, a steal and a block in 27 minutes off the bench.

    Jahlil Okafor drew the start at center and managed to score 15 points with four boards. Wood is the guy you want to own as he has the ability to fill up the defensive stats. Give him a look next week if you need big man stats.