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Wood making his biggest contribution with Pistons

Detroit — After finishing his postgame shower, Christian Wood turned the corner in the Pistons locker room, weaving his way through a group of media members on the way to his locker. After getting dressed, he turned around, incredulous that the same throng was still gathered.

“Oh, y’all waiting for me?” he asked, seemingly taken aback at the thought.

Wood wasn’t used to the attention. After all, he was almost an afterthought in training camp, winning the competition with veteran Joe Johnson for the final roster spot. He played his way first into bite-size minutes and parlayed that into increasingly more.