The Pistons do not intend to waive forward Christian Wood, opting instead to reward the 24-year-old with a regular season roster spot for his strong preseason play, reports Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.
With the decision to keep Wood in the fold, Detroit now has some roster maneuvering to do, as they still have 16 players on their regular season roster with tomorrow’s deadline looming after making a series of cuts this morning.
As we relayed about a week ago, the Pistons have been seeking a trade that would allow them to keep both Wood and veteran guard Joe Johnson. In response to Haynes’ report, Rod Beard of The Detroit News opined that a trade still seems to be in the works.
Wood, who has been waived by both the Bucks and Pelicans in 2019, has now seen a successful preseason turn into a regular season roster spot. The UNLV product holds career averages of 9.9 MPG, 5.3 PPG, and 2.9 RPG in 51 NBA contests.