The Detroit Pistons’ two-week self-isolation period ended at 5 p.m. Wednesday, according to a source familiar with the situation. Aside from Christian Wood, no other members of the traveling party were known to test positive for the novel coronavirus.
The source, who spoke to the Free Press on the condition of anonymity because the person was unauthorized to speak publicly on the matter, said 17 members of the team’s traveling party were tested, only because those exhibited symptoms of COVID-19. That number included five players.
But there was only one positive test. Pistons forward Christian Wood tested positive for coronavirus, but has made a full recovery, according to the source and Wood’s agent, Adam Pensack.
Wood is expected to be officially cleared by doctors on Thursday.
Most of the players and traveling party are still in the Detroit area, according to the source, though a few people went to their hometowns in other cities to practice self-isolation there.
The NBA season was suspended on March 11, the night Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for coronavirus. That evening, the Pistons played in Philadelphia, just four nights before hosting the Jazz at Little Caesars Arena.
After that game, the Pistons asked its traveling party, which including players, coaches, training staff and select members of the television and radio crews to self-isolate.
Wood was the third player reported to have tested positive, after Gobert and his teammate, Donovan Mitchell. Other players, including Kevin Durant and Marcus Smart, are among the 10 NBA players to have contracted the virus.
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Published at Wed, 25 Mar 2020 21:47:01 +0000