Blazers apply for injured player exception for Hood
ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 14, 2019 07:54 AM
FILE - Portland Trail Blazers guard Rodney Hood is surrounded by teammates after tearing his Achilles tendon during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)
The Portland Trail Blazers have applied for a disabled player exception in the wake of a season-ending injury to swingman Rodney Hood, Shams Charania of The Athletic reported.
The exception would be worth $2.85 million.
Hood suffered a torn left Achilles during last week's loss to the LA Lakers.
The Blazers traded for Hood last season, prior to the trade deadline, from the Cleveland Cavaliers. After a strong postseason showing that saw him average 9.9 points on 46.8% shooting from the field, the team re-signed him this past summer.
In 21 games this season, Hood was norming 11.0 points on 50.6% shooting, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.5 assists.
Portland has been extremely unlucky with injuries this season, missing out on the services of Jusuf Nurkic and Zach Collins as well.