The Portland Trail Blazers have acquired Rodney Hood from the Cleveland Cavaliers. Portland sent out Nik Stauskas, Wade Baldwin IV, their 2021 and 2023 2nd rnd picks.
Hood is an upgrade over Stauskas who has continued to struggle after a strong start to the season. Baldwin has played few minutes, mostly in garbage time. He never found his way ibto the rotation after showing potential mainly on the defensive end last season.
The 5th year guard/forward will provide the Blazers with help on both ends of the floor, off the bench. He will see most of his minutes next to Seth Curry in the back court. Though, he will also find some time at small forward.
He is averaging 13.0 PPG, on 37% from the arc and 42% over all. He is also averaging 3 rebounds and 2 assists.
The move opens up a roster spot for the Blazers to sign another player or acquire one in a trade with their 1st rnd pick.