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 11, 2020, 10:08 pmThon MakerC, Detroit Pistons
Thon Maker started and scored 13 points on 5-of-9 shooting with two 3-pointers and one block in 17 minutes on Wednesday.
Maker got the start with John Henson (left ankle sprain) sitting out and was limited by foul trouble. He was able to still bring the blocks and threes in limited minutes.
March 11, 2020, 9:28 pmSvi MykhailiukSF, Detroit Pistons
Svi Mykhailiuk scored 16 points on 4-of-13 shooting with two rebounds, four assists, three 3-pointers and two steals in 24 minutes on Wednesday.
Bruce Brown Jr. (right ankle sprain) sat out tonight which allowed Mykhailiuk to get more usage. He hasn't played over 26 minutes in each of the past four games and is just a points and threes streamer in 14-team leagues with low upside.
March 11, 2020, 6:55 pmBruce BrownSG, Detroit Pistons
Bruce Brown will not suit up against the Sixers on Wednesday as he deals with a sprained right ankle.
With Brown sidelined, look for Brandon Knight to slide into the starting lineup and run the offense. Brown's next opportunity to play will be on Saturday against the Sixers.
Source: Rod Beard on Twitter
March 11, 2020, 3:41 pmJohn HensonPF, Detroit Pistons
As expected, John Henson will sit out of Wednesday's contest vs. the Sixers as he continues to deal with a sprained left ankle.
Head coach Dwane Casey told the media on Tuesday that he expects Henson to miss some time with his most recent injury. Henson has struggled to stay healthy throughout his career and has lost fantasy relevance this season with his most recent injury. Thon Maker and Sekou Doumbouya should continue to see more minutes while Henson is sidelined. Christian Wood will continue to be the stud in the Pistons' frontcourt moving forward.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 10, 2020, 5:48 pmBruce BrownSG, Detroit Pistons
Bruce Brown (right ankle sprain) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's matchup with the Sixers.
Brown was able to play in both games over the weekend but apparently picked up an ankle injury along the way. He'll likely continue to start at one of the guard spots to close out the year, but if he is unable to go, Brandon Knight, Svi Mykhailuk, Langston Galloway and Tony Snell would pick up extra minutes and ballhandling responsibility.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 10, 2020, 3:40 pmBrandon KnightPG, Detroit Pistons
Coach Dwane Casey said that Brandon Knight (right hamstring strain) is "good to go" for Wednesday's game against the Sixers.
Knight, who missed Sunday's game, is likely to re-enter the starting lineup at PG. Knight was seeing a hefty workload prior to the missed game, but the Pistons have gotten back Bruce Brown Jr. and Jordan McRae has a few games under his belt, so we may see the ballhandling responsibilities be dispersed more. Nevertheless, Knight should still see a good amount of minutes and carry value until Derrick Rose and Luke Kennard can get back on the court.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter
March 10, 2020, 3:34 pmJohn HensonPF, Detroit Pistons
Coach Dwane Casey said that John Henson (left ankle sprain) will "miss some time" after being forced to exit Sunday's loss to the Knicks early.
Henson has seen a steady role of late, but he becomes a cut candidate without a concrete timetable. In his absence, Thon Maker and Sekou Doumbouya should once again see added opportunities in the frontcourt.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter
March 10, 2020, 9:41 amBruce BrownSG, Detroit Pistons
The Pistons own the fifth-worst record in the NBA and after having sold off several key veteran pieces on the trade deadline this year, the team is officially looking to rebuild.
That’s no easy admission for Dwane Casey who arrived in Detroit as the NBA’s reigning coach of the year. But it’s one that he says he has come to terms with and something he’s fully committed to not even halfway through a five-year, $35 million contract he signed with the Pistons. The Pistons will be giving plenty of minutes to their young guys as the season progresses and Bruce Brown, Svi Mykhailiuk, Christian Wood and Sekou Doumbouya should all be in your radar in the upcoming weeks.
Source: Detroit News
March 8, 2020, 11:03 pmThon MakerC, Detroit Pistons
Thon Maker put up three points with three steals and one block in 28 minutes in a loss to the Knicks on Sunday.
John Henson (ankle) exited the game early, so the door is wide open for Maker if his injury forces him to miss time. He could be worth streaming in 12-plus team formats if the minutes jump while Henson is out.
March 8, 2020, 10:57 pmBruce BrownSG, Detroit Pistons
Bruce Brown put up 16 points with four rebounds and six assists in a 96-84 loss to the Knicks on Sunday.
Brown returned from a left knee contusion injury on Saturday and played just 25 minutes, but the Pistons did not hold him back on Sunday as he played 37 minutes. He has the potential to be the second-best fantasy player on the Pistons for the rest of the season, but he is still only worth a look in 14-plus team formats.
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.