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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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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

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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

Rodney Hood stepped up during Game 3 on Wednesday, scoring 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting with six rebounds, two blocks and zero turnovers in 26 minutes.

Hood wasn't in the rotation for Games 1 and 2 but coach Ty Lue opted to use him ahead of struggling Jordan Clarkson (DNP-CD) tonight. He rewarded his coach's faith and gave Cleveland's second unit a big lift, while simultaneously thrilling DFS owners who plugged him into lineups as a cheap punt play. The defense left plenty to be desired but Cleveland needs his scoring and he should see 24+ minutes again on Friday.
Jun 7 - 12:00 AM

Cavs coach Ty Lue said he plans to play Rodney Hood in Game 3 on Wednesday night.

"We're going to give Rodney [Hood] a chance, see how he does," said Lue after practice on Tuesday. Jordan Clarkson has been awful of late, averaging just 2.0 points (on 20 percent shooting) and 0.3 assists in 11.5 minutes over Cleveland's last three games. Hood has struggled this postseason as well, but the Cavs really have nothing to lose by giving him a shot, as Clarkson was a net negative.
Jun 5 - 1:11 PM

Tyronn Lue has been encouraging Rodney Hood to stay ready and aggressively seek out his shot when given the opportunity to play.

"One thing I have to do, and it took me and T-Lue to talk about, whether I get out there for five minutes, three minutes or 20 minutes, I have to be who I am," Hood said. "I can’t ease my way into the game and let the game come to me. As soon as I check into the game, I have to go after it." Hood didn't log a single minute during the Cavs Game 1 loss, and while Lue maintains that Hood hasn't been "X'd out" of the rotation, it's clear that he won't be a major factor during the Finals.
Jun 3 - 4:15 PM

Rodney Hood "going to get a chance and an opportunity" in this series, according to coach Ty Lye.

Jordan Clarkson has been historically bad based on some advanced measurements, so presumably Hood would take over there. Hood and the coaching staff have been on the outs since Hood declined to enter a game in garbage time. Since that game back on May 21, he's only logged three minutes with all of those coming in garbage time. Maybe he can be a DFS punt play.
Jun 1 - 7:26 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1George Hill
2Collin Sexton
SG1J.R. Smith
2Jordan Clarkson
3John Holland
SF1Cedi Osman
2Kyle Korver
3Sam Dekker
4David Nwaba
PF1Kevin Love
2Larry Nance
3Billy Preston
C1Tristan Thompson
2Ante Zizic
3Channing Frye