Recently, Christian Wood posted a cryptic tweet that has fans going crazy trying to decipher the hidden meaning.
Christian Wood ignited the Detroit Pistons fanbase this season, filled us with excitement, and gave us a reason to watch Pistons basketball in a season that many fans likely cannot wait to forget. Wood’s trajectory with the team gradually went up as the season went on.
He began his tenure with the Pistons uncertain if he would even make the team, as he was fighting for the final roster spot with Big3 league MVP Joe Johnson.
Johnson generated a lot of buzz around the nation but ultimately was cut by the team in favor of the younger, more athletic Wood. This proved to be a phenomenal decision by the front office.
To start the NBA season, Wood was barely getting off the bench. He built on that and eventually began appearing in games with some regularity.
As the season went on he became a key bench player. By the end of the season, Wood was starting and was the focal point of the offense averaging 21.9 points, 9.4 rebounds shooting 40 percent from deep as a starter.
Wood’s transformation from G-League player to a cornerstone caliber talent is truly remarkable! Wood is due for a big raise, as he is an unrestricted free agent this offseason and numerous teams will be looking to swindle him away from the Pistons.
As Pistons fans, we have been historically tortured by letting the few young talents we have go and regretting it later on. For this reason, I am sure Pistons fans are begging the front office to learn from the mistakes of the past and keep Wood a Piston.
It takes two parties to come to an agreement and Wood’s latest tweet makes fans wonder if Wood even wants to be in Detroit anymore.
I want to win .
— Christian Wood (@Chriswood_5) June 4, 2020
Now this can be interpreted one of three ways. The first interpretation is that Wood values winning very highly and wants to sign with another franchise where he will be able to compete for a title immediately.
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That is certainly understandable, but unfortunately for Pistons fans the team is many years away from even beginning to have hopes that high. If this is the case then Wood is as good as gone.
The other interpretation is that Wood values winning, but he wants to do it with the Pistons, alluding that he wants to help bring the franchise back to relevancy. As Pistons fans, this is the scenario we all are hoping for.
As mentioned earlier, Wood started off as a G-League player, bouncing around from team to team after being cut numerous times. It is not far-fetched to believe that Wood feels some love and loyalty towards the Detroit Pistons as they were the first team to believe in him.
One final scenario that many people may fail to consider is that the tweet means absolutely nothing and Wood is simply teasing us all for his own entertainment.
Maybe… just maybe… Wood tweeted with the intent to drive NBA fanbases crazy with their theories, just to get a quick chuckle at all of our expense. If this is the case we all have fallen right into Wood’s hand.
I’m sure it is gratifying for Wood knowing that not too long ago he was relatively unknown, fighting just for the right to be in the NBA, and now he can post a tweet to send thousands of NBA fans into disarray. Let’s all just hope that Wood is a Piston come the start of the next season and for the foreseeable future.