Detroit Pistons player tests positive for coronavirus

Detroit Pistons forward Christian Wood has tested positive for coronavirus, a person familiar with the situation told USA TODAY Sports on Saturday night.

The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the sensitive nature of the situation.

“A player on the Detroit Pistons, who is under the care of team medical staff and in self-isolation since Wednesday night, was tested for COVID-19. A preliminary positive result came back on March 14,” the team said in a statement.

“The health and safety of our players, our organization, those throughout our league, and all those potentially impacted by this situation is paramount. We are working closely with team medical staff, state and local government and public health officials and the NBA on reporting. The individual will remain in isolation and under the care of team medical staff.”