The Portland Trail Blazers have resigned Small Forward/Guard Rodney Hood to a two year $12 million deal using their MLE for the first year of the contract. The second year is a player option. Portland will own Hood’s early rights after the season.
Hood was thought gone after the trade for Kent Bazemore,but he enjoyed his time with the Blazers after landing in Portland at the trade deadline last season. He was traded from Cleveland in return for Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin.
He played 27 games for Portland last season and averaged 9.2 points per game. He played in 16 playoff games and was a large part of the Trail Blazers Western Conference run. He averaged 9.9 points and 2.3 rebounds in the postseason, including a playoff career high 25 points to help Portland to victory in game 6 of their second round series versus the Denver Nuggets.
The resigning of Hood solidifies Portland’s wing/guard depth.
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