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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 came off the bench for 11 points, two assists and nothing else over 19 minutes in Sunday's Game 1 loss to the Celtics.
Hood checked in early with the Cavs struggling to get anything going offensively, but he wasn't really the "sparkplug" that Tyronn Lue was looking for, as he finished just 5-of-12 from the field. It looks like he's no longer in Lue's doghouse for refusing to enter Game 4 of the semis, though. Kyle Korver finished with five points, five rebounds, one steal, one block and one triple over 23 minutes and J.R. Smith (who is owed roughly $30 million over the next two years) recorded four points, one rebound, one assist and one steal in 29 minutes. May 13 - 6:05 PM

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Rodney Hood apologized for saying "just let Jose [Calderon] play" in the fourth quarter of Game 4.

"I should have took it more serious and went in there and got some reps up and get in a little rhythm," Hood said. The Cavs seem to be OK, though. Hood said his teammates told him "that’s not really a distraction" because of everything that they’ve been through this year. Still, don't expect Hood to play in Game 1.
Source: AP
May 10 - 10:22 PM

Rodney Hood will not be suspended or fined for refusing to enter the game in the fourth quarter of Monday's win over the Raptors, according to Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today.

With the Cavs up 30 late in the fourth quarter of Game 4, coach Ty Lue told Hood to check in. However, Hood, who had yet to play, refused. Per Zillgitt's report, ''the Cavs' front office and Hood had a conversation Tuesday morning, and Hood feels badly for causing a distraction at a time when the focus should be on Cleveland’s sweep of the Raptors and spot in the conference finals." Despite not being suspended, Hood will likely remain out of the Cavs rotation the conference finals.
Source: USA Today
May 8 - 11:56 AM

Rodney Hood refused to check into the game in the fourth quarter of Monday's win over Toronto, according to Jason Llyod of The Athletic.

Hood has been awful this postseason, averaging just 4.6 points on 39.6 percent shooting. He hadn't played at all in Game 4 on Monday until the Cavs were up 30 with under eight minutes remaining. Coach Ty Lue told him to check in for LeBron James, but Hood refused. According to the report in The Athletic, Cavs GM Koby Altman intends to meet with Hood soon to discuss why he refused to go into the game and to get his side of the story. We should have an update on this situation on Tuesday. Hood could be fined or suspended.
May 8 - 9:19 AM

Rodney Hood shifted to a bench role on Wednesday, finishing with five points on 2-of-5 shooting, one assist and two turnovers in 16 minutes.

Hood admitted that his rhythm was disrupted by early foul trouble in Game 1, and coach Ty Lue opted to go small with his starting lineup tonight. Given his dwindling role and lack of supporting stats, it's impossible to trust Hood for DFS and playoff-specific fantasy value.
Apr 18 - 9:57 PM

Rodney Hood will play on Wednesday night for Game 2 against the Pacers.

He wasn't at shootaround for personal reasons, and he did tweet out that Riley and Rich Hood were born today. Hood has not play well lately and it's possible that J.R. Smith takes over as the starter while Kyle Korver should see more action.
Apr 18 - 5:20 PM

Rodney Hood was excused from the morning shootaround for personal reasons.

Hopefully everything is OK, but Hood is fully expected to rejoin the team for Wednesday's Game 2 vs. the Pacers. Hood was quiet in Game 1, scoring nine points with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one triple in 21 minutes.
Apr 18 - 10:58 AM

Rodney Hood scored just nine points in Cleveland's 98-80 Game 1 loss to the Pacers.

Hood got the start for this one with Kyle Korver (foot) still banged up, but it didn't translate to much with the veteran playing just 20.5 minutes and failing to make a real impact on the game. It wouldn't surprise us to see J.R. Smith—who finished Sunday's loss with 15 points and three triples on 6-of-11 shooting—replace Hood in the first five for Wednesday's Game 2.
Apr 15 - 6:25 PM

Rodney Hood will start in Game 1 vs. the Pacers on Sunday.

Hood was held out of the final 2.5 games with soreness in his Achilles, but it was considered just a precaution. There's no word on any restrictions, and he's probably looking at minutes in the 20s. George Hill, LeBron James, Jeff Green and Kevin Love are the other starters. Kyle Korver (foot) will be on a minutes restriction.
Apr 15 - 1:55 PM

Rodney Hood (Achilles) is healthy and will be ready for Game 1 against the Pacers.

He was held out for the last 2.5 games as a precaution for his nagging Achilles injury. Hood has quite the injury history, so it makes sense that the Cavs handled him so carefully. He'll likely be looking at minutes in the 20s and is a candidate to start.
Apr 12 - 3:37 PM

Rodney Hood (Achilles) is listed as out for Wednesday against the Knicks.

Back on Saturday, the Cavs said they held Hood out in the second half as a precaution, but now he'll be missing the final two games. With him out, that should put Kyle Korver in the first unit with more minutes for Cedi Osman, J.R. Smith and Jordan Clarkson.
Apr 11 - 2:42 PM

Rodney Hood (Achilles) is listed as questionable on the injury report for Wednesday's game vs. the Knicks.

Hood sat out Monday's game in New York. The Cavs primary focus is making sure Hood is as healthy as possible for the start of the postseason this weekend. If Hood is unable to play in the regular season finale, J.R. Smith and Kyle Korver would soak up some extra playing time.
Source: NBA.com
Apr 10 - 1:09 PM

Rodney Hood (Achilles) will not suit up for Monday's game against the Knicks.

He was originally listed as probable, so hopefully, he didn't experience a setback during warmups. Hood was also held to just 12 minutes on Friday, so maybe they're just being extremely cautious here with the playoffs on the horizon. J.R. Smith and Kyle Korver should pick up some extra minutes in Hood's absence.
Apr 9 - 6:07 PM

Rodney Hood (left Achilles soreness) is probable for Monday's game vs. the Knicks.

He played just 12 minutes on Friday before he was ruled out for the night, but the Cavaliers called it a precaution. He's been very inconsistent since his move to Cleveland and is just a borderline fantasy asset in standard leagues.
Apr 8 - 12:57 PM

Rodney Hood (left Achilles soreness) will not return on Friday.

It's just a precaution, so this likely has a lot to do with the back-to-back set. Hood only scored four points with two boards in 12 minutes. Kyle Korver is starting the second half.
Apr 6 - 8:29 PM