Christian Wood was in midst of breakout season before coronavirus diagnosis

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Detroit Pistons power forward Christian Wood was playing the best basketball of his career before the NBA season was suspended to try to slow the spread of coronavirus.

The Pistons traded starting center Andre Drummond to the Cleveland Cavaliers earlier this season and power forward Blake Griffin is out for the season because of knee surgery. Wood, who is with his fifth team in four NBA seasons, was given more playing time and took advantage of it. He played in just 51 games combined in his first three seasons but played in 62 this season.

Wood averaged 19.3 points and nine rebounds per game in 11 games in February. He averaged 26.6 points and 9.4 rebounds per game in five games in March.

Despite the diagnosis, Wood is doing well and showing no symptoms right now according to Shams Charania.