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Rodney Hood | Guard/Forward | #1

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/20/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 206
College: Duke
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (23) / UTA
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Rodney Hood put up 12 points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal on Wednesday, making 5-of-13 field goals and 2-of-2 free throws.
During training camp, coach Ty Lue said that Hood will "probably have to be" the Cavs' second-leading scorer behind Kevin Love. The sheer opportunity is enough reason to own him, but we're hedging our bets -- he's never shot better than 42.0% in his career and has a combined 45 DNPs in the past two seasons. Oct 17 - 11:56 PM

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Rodney Hood said he wants to put the ball on the floor and to use his midrange game more than he did after being traded to Cleveland last season.

Hood was not the player that he wanted to be after his midseason trade and hopes to change that this year. He was used as a catch-and-shoot guy last year, but the Cavs offense will be a lot different post-LeBron. Hood is expected to be the team's second leading scorer, which makes him an interesting pick in the late rounds.
Oct 14 - 10:23 AM

Rodney Hood made 4-of-13 from the field for 21 points with four rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in 22 minutes against the Pistons on Friday.

He was super aggressive with 13 attempts from the line, and it helped that Cedi Osman and Kevin Love didn't play today. Hood had a couple minor injuries in the preseason and he's routinely been a slow healer, so a dark cloud hovers over the upside of him potentially being the No. 2 scorer. He's an option to take at the end of your draft, but you may not want to hold tight if he's on the injury report.
Oct 12 - 9:24 PM

Rodney Hood (ankle) is questionable for Friday's preseason finale.

He "might" play, but expect the Cavaliers to be cautious if Hood isn't feeling up to it. Hood has a ton of opportunity in Cleveland, but he's been quiet in the preseason with a combined 14 points on 3-of-11 shots.
Oct 11 - 1:32 PM

Rodney Hood (sore left ankle) and David Nwaba (rest) will not suit up for Monday's preseason matchup with the Pacers.

With Jordan Clarkson (rest) also joining these guys on the sidelines, we could see a lot of Collin Sexton tonight, and head coach Tyronn Lue indicated he may start Sexton alongside George Hill. A sore ankle doesn't sound like anything to worry about, but it's smart for the Cavs to play it safe here given Hood's troubles with staying on the court.
Oct 8 - 5:31 PM

Rodney Hood missed all five of his field goal attempts en route to four points, four rebounds, and one block in 19 minutes against the Celtics on Saturday night.

He struggled to get into a rhythm in his only half of action. Hood is going to be counted on by the Cavs and will probably be near the team lead in usage this season. Hopefully this is just an off night and not something that will continue. He's still worth a flier in the later rounds due to his expected volume.
Oct 6 - 10:02 PM

Tyronn Lue said that Rodney Hood will "probably have to be" the second-leading scorer in Cleveland this season.

This speaks more to the lack of offensive options on the Cavs behind Kevin Love, but Hood is likely looking at 30-plus minutes a night and a career-high in usage as the No. 2 option in Cleveland. He'll need to stay healthy and the efficiency could be an issue, but Hood is motivated to prove his worth in a contract season. At the very least, he's worth a late-round flier in deep leagues.
Sep 26 - 1:12 PM

Rodney Hood will reportedly sign a one-year, $3.4 million qualifying offer with the Cavs.

Hood didn't receive much interest on the open market after a disappointing 2017-18 campaign, but he could certainly have a bounce-back year playing a key role on a Cavs team that could really use some extra offense. If he emerges as a starter after training camp, he'll be someone to consider taking a flier on towards the final few rounds.
Sep 9 - 2:22 PM

ESPN's Bobby Marks said one Cleveland's roster spots is "reserved" for Rodney Hood.

Marks added that the terms of David Nwaba's deal are contingent on what happens with Hood. With Hood and Nwaba expected to claim the 13th and 14th roster spots, Isaiah Taylor has a good chance to win the final roster spot in camp. Hood is a restricted free agent and has very little leverage because there are only a few teams with cap space remaining.
Aug 19 - 10:33 AM

Contract negotiations between Rodney Hood and the Cavs have stalled, according to sources of Yahoo Sports Insider, Jordan Schultz.

The Cavs would like to ink Hood to a long-term deal, but he's only looking for a short-term contract and has reportedly been unimpressed with what they've put on the table thus far. Hood's value on the open market isn't great right now as he's coming off a thoroughly unimpressive season in which he completely fell out of the rotation during the playoffs, but with there being a massive hole to fill in the offense in wake of LeBron James' departure, there will be ample opportunity for Hood to try and restore his value as a key rotation player on this new Cavs' team.
Jul 30 - 2:20 PM

The Cavs are reportedly interested in signing Rodney Hood to a three-year contract.

Hood, a restricted free agent, struggled during his brief stint with Cleveland after a mid-season trade. However, he is still just 25 years of age and has averaged 14.0 points per contest over the past three seasons. With Cleveland inking Kevin Love to a lucrative four-year extension, they are committed to remaining competitive.
Jul 27 - 9:36 AM

The Kings have shown interest in Rodney Hood according to Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee.

The Kings were linked to Mario Hezonja and threw a $78 million offer sheet to Zach LaVine, so they are clearly in the market for another scoring wing. Hood is coming off a disaster of a season, but the Cavaliers extended him a qualifying offer which gives them the ability to match offers. The Cavs are over the cap, while the Kings have close to $20 million in cap space and could make Hood a "significant offer."
Jul 9 - 9:40 AM

The Cavaliers will extend a $3.4 million qualifying offer to guard Rodney Hood.

That will make him a restricted free agent this summer. Hood likely won't be getting a hefty pay raise after an injury-plagued run, which was capped by getting benched for not listening to his coaches. If he lands on the Cavs, he could have more run going his away, assuming LeBron James is gone.
Jun 27 - 6:12 PM

The Pacers, Cavaliers, Bulls and Pelicans are all reportedly interested in restricted free agent Rodney Hood.

The Cavs will be able to match any offer Hood receives on the open market, although Cleveland will likely let him walk if the retaining price becomes too extravagant. Hood had trouble fitting in in Cleveland, and his refusal to enter a playoff game was not a good look ahead of free agency, so his value is likely a bit deflated at the moment. In terms of fantasy hoops, the Pelicans or Bulls would make for the best landing spots.
Jun 27 - 12:08 PM

Despite a rough first season in Cleveland, Terry Pluto of Cleveland.com expects the Cavaliers to tender a $3.4M qualifying offer to Rodney Hood.

That would make Hood a restricted free agent, giving Cleveland the ability to match any offers for him this summer. Hood will be 26 next season and has always struggled with durability and consistency, appearing in 60 or fewer games in three out of four seasons. His fantasy outlook hinges on LeBron James' decision in free agency.
Jun 18 - 9:58 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1George Hill
2Collin Sexton
SG1Rodney Hood
2Jordan Clarkson
3J.R. Smith
4John Holland
SF1Cedi Osman
2Kyle Korver
3David Nwaba
PF1Kevin Love
2Sam Dekker
3Billy Preston
C1Larry Nance
2Tristan Thompson
3Ante Zizic
4Channing Frye