July 10, 2020, 5:50 pmChristian WoodPF, Detroit Pistons
After being stashed in anticipation, Christian Wood lived up to expectations when given the opportunity, setting himself up as a popular target as he enters free agency.
As a sub for 50 games, Wood averaged 10.9 PTS, 5.5 REBS, 0.7 ASTS, 0.7 3PTS, 0.9 BLKS and 0.5 STLS. Those numbers leapt off the boxscore over a dozen games as a starter: 21.9 PTS, 9.4 REBS, 2.3 ASTS, 1.7 3PTS, 0.8 BLKS and 0.8 STLS. The jump from 18 to 34 mpg naturally helped these advances, but Wood proved he is a worthy mid-round asset when given the chance. He could very well return to Detroit and do similar things as a starter next to Blake Griffin, just as Andre Drummond did for several seasons, but he is bound to have a number of suitors this offseason. Wood can do it all from a fantasy perspective, and a full season as a goto option with the Pistons could produce a top-40 campaign.
March 25, 2020, 6:37 pmChristian WoodPF, Detroit Pistons
Christian Wood has fully recovered from the coronavirus, according to James Edwards III.
Wood only showed the mildest of symptoms prior to the NBA season being suspended two weeks ago. The NBA has chosen to suspend play in the hopes that the virus will not spread as quickly. It is still unclear when the NBA will resume or if they will even play out the rest of the regular season. However, it is a good sign to see people recovering from the virus and the hope is that we stop seeing players who contract the illness.
Source: James Edwards III on Twitter
March 17, 2020, 1:35 pmChristian WoodPF, Detroit Pistons
Ian Begley of SNY is reporting that some inside the Knicks front office are "enamored" with pending free agent Christain Wood.
The Knicks overhauled there frontcourt last offseason with the additions of Juluis Randle, Marcus Morris, Bobby Portis and Taj Gibson joining Mitchell Robinson and Kevin Knox. The Knicks have since traded Morris and can decline Portis' 2020-21 team option if needed. Wood and the Knicks would make an interesting pairing, but this would once again curb the upside of Mitchell Robinson.
Source: Sports New York
March 14, 2020, 8:24 pmChristian WoodPF, Detroit Pistons
According to Shams Charania of the Athletic, Pistons big man Christian Wood has tested positive for the coronavirus.
Wood is the latest NBA player to test positive for the virus. He is reported to be symptom-free and is doing well. Wood was in the midst of a breakout month following the NBA trade deadline, regularly setting new career-highs. For now, everyone has to take these news bits in stride. He might not be the last NBA player to come out as positive but rest assured that teams and the league as a whole is doing everything it can to work towards the protection of all its players, coaches and staff.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
March 11, 2020, 10:15 pmChristian WoodPF, Detroit Pistons
Christian Wood scored a career-high 32 points on 14-of-18 shooting with seven rebounds, three steals, two blocks and three 3-pointers on Wednesday.
Wood exploded for a monster stat line and the 1-of-4 free throw shooting was the only negative for him tonight. Wood's two blocks came against Joel Embiid and he put up an admirable fight against one of the best centers in the league.
March 8, 2020, 10:53 pmChristian WoodPF, Detroit Pistons
Christian Wood put up 22 points on 8-of-13 shooting with eight boards in a loss to the Knicks on Sunday.
Wood remains the only fantasy relevant player on the Pistons as he has produced top-40 value over the last month. He should keep rolling as the Pistons have nothing to play for during the last quarter of the season.
March 7, 2020, 9:50 pmChristian WoodPF, Detroit Pistons
Christian Wood scored a career-high 30 points (13-of-24 from the field) with 11 rebounds and two assists in a 111-105 loss to the Jazz on Saturday.
Wood shot 4-of-6 from the line and didn't record a defensive stat, but the points and high-volume field goal percentage make up for it. Wood has been a top-40 player over the past month and will be a top-50 player with upside moving forward.
March 4, 2020, 9:57 pmChristian WoodPF, Detroit Pistons
Christian Wood scored a career-high 29 points on 12-of-16 shooting, adding 10 rebounds, three assists, five triples and one block in 39 minutes on Wednesday.
Wood has been a top-35 player since Andre Drummond was traded, averaging 21.2 points, 10.3 rebounds, 1.1 blocks and 1.8 threes while shooting .532 from the field and .793 from the line. The threes and high free throw percentage are a pleasant surprise for Wood, and he looks locked in as a top-50 player with early-round upside ROS.
March 4, 2020, 6:38 pmChristian WoodPF, Detroit Pistons
Christian Wood will start in Wednesday’s game vs. the Thunder despite dealing with a right foot sprain.
Wood was expected to play and this news confirms it. Wood has been producing excellent value since the Pistons traded away Andre Drummond, providing fourth round value during that span. He should be locked in across formats.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter
March 3, 2020, 6:19 pmChristian WoodPF, Detroit Pistons
Christian Wood (right foot sprain) is being listed as probable for Wednesday's game against the Thunder.
Wood has been a top-50/61 player over the past two weeks and isn't showing any signs of slowing down. Continue to fire up the big man with confidence.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 1, 2020, 9:33 pmChristian WoodPF, Detroit Pistons
Christian Wood put up 20 points with 12 boards as the Pistons lost to the Kings on Sunday.
Wood shot 7-of-16 from the field and added one block in 35 minutes of action. He is a top-40 value over the past month and is finally getting the playing time that fantasy GMs have dreamed of. We should see prime Wood for the last stretch of the season as he is a lock for top-50 value.
March 1, 2020, 5:07 pmChristian WoodPF, Detroit Pistons
Christian Wood (right foot sprain) will play on Sunday against the Kings.
This is a major relief for fantasy GMs, as Wood has been dynamite and any sort of foot sprain immediately becomes a red flag. Hopefully this is just the Pistons being extremely thorough with their injury reporting.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter
February 29, 2020, 8:40 pmChristian WoodPF, Detroit Pistons
Christian Wood is questionable for Sunday's game with a right foot sprain.
This is both a surprise and an unfortunate turn of events for Wood's owners. He's been cooking as of late and his potential absence and the Pistons' two-game week ahead, does not bode too well. John Henson should see as many frontcourt minutes as he can handle, should Wood end up missing time.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 28, 2020, 11:54 pmChristian WoodPF, Detroit Pistons
Christian Wood kept his foot on the gas with 19 points, nine rebounds, five assists, three steals, a block and a 3-pointer against the Suns on Friday.
Starter or reserve, Wood will be posting huge fantasy lines from here on out as long as the minutes are there. Dwane Casey is the only thing that can keep Wood from easy middle-round value (as in, top-75 at worst) for the rest of the season, and it looks like even he is coming around. Enjoy the show.
February 25, 2020, 11:30 pmChristian WoodPF, Detroit Pistons
Christian Wood returned to the Pistons' starting lineup on Tuesday and was productive with 20 points on 7-of-16 shooting from the field and a 6-of-8 clip at the free throw line.
Wood also sprinkled in some peripherals with nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 34 minutes. Wood is going to be a mid-round producer ROS, so just sit back and enjoy the ride.