Reports: Hood set to re-sign with Blazers
NBA.com Global on Jul 01, 2019 08:32 AM
PORTLAND, OR - MAY 3: Rodney Hood #5 of the Portland Trail Blazers celebrates after Game Three of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Denver Nuggets during the 2019 NBA Playoffs on May 3, 2019 at the Moda Center Arena in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Last season, the Portland Trail Blazers finally cracked the playoff code and made a run all the way to the Western Conference finals. And Rodney Hood played a key role off the bench, crucially hitting what proved to be a game-winning 3-pointer in quadruple-overtime of Game 3 against the Denver Nuggets in the conference semis, along with a 25-point showing in Game 6 of that same series.
Now, he's reportedly ready to run it back, with ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reporting that Hood will return to Portland on a two-year, $16 million deal.
Free agent F Rodney Hood has agreed to a two-year, $16M deal to return to the Portland Trail Blazers, CAA agents Ty Sullivan and Austin Brown tell ESPN. Deal includes a player option.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 30, 2019
After being drafted in 2014, Hood had been developing steadily with the Utah Jazz before an ill-fated trade to the Cavaliers stunted that growth. After struggling with Cleveland, a deadline deal to the Blazers created an opportunity for efficiency in a clear-cut role. He averaged 9.6 points on 45.2 shooting, which would have represented a career-best mark from the floor.