Portland acquires Rodney Hood from Cleveland

Portland acquires Rodney Hood from Cleveland

Portland acquires Rodney Hood from Cleveland

Rodney Hood made headlines on Super Bowl Sunday when news broke that the Cleveland Cavaliers had finally chose to ship him off to the Portland Trail Blazers.

The Cavaliers acquired Hood at the trade deadline from Utah last season, and they envisioned him being another scoring option to complement LeBron James and Kevin Love.

Cleveland Cavaliers' Rodney Hood, left, drives past Washington Wizards' Tomas Satoransky, from the Czech Republic, in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, in Cleveland. It is worth noting that he is also on an expiring deal, so whether or not the Blazers decide to offer him a new contract this summer remains to be seen.

In his short time in Cleveland, Hood averaged 11.7 points (on 43.2 percent shooting), 2.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 0.8 steals in a total of just 66 games played.

The Cavaliers have announced their trade of Rodney Hood to the Portland Trail Blazers, and in the process, have waived guard Kobi Simmons.

It remains unclear where Burks will end up playing after the deadline, but it is all but certain that his days in Cleveland are numbered.

He was a 2014 first-round pick of Utah.

Stauskas, 25, and Baldwin, 22, have not started in a game this season. Through 44 games, the Canadian is averaging 6.1 points in 15.3 minutes per game.

Stauskas signed a one-year, $1.6 million free agent contract with the Blazers on July 5. Hood averaged 11.7 points in 26 minutes.

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