Hood had three points (1-4 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), three rebounds, and one assist in 21 minutes during Wednesday's 108-101 win over the Knicks. Hood has been wildly inconsistent this season, and his per-game averages in scoring, assists, steals, and minutes have all dipped following a breakout campaign as a sophomore in 2015-16. Given the depth of the Jazz's roster, Hood isn't being relied on as heavily as he was last year, and coach Quin Snyder will likely continue trusting the veterans that make up his bench unit on nights when Hood is struggling to find a rhythm.
Hood (knee) returned from a two-game absence and posted 11 points (4-10 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT) and two rebounds across 16 minutes during a 107-100 loss to the Pacers on Monday. Hood didn't do anything special in his return to the floor as he only received 16 minutes and had five fouls. He has been extremely inconsistent this season while averaging 13.1 points per game on just 41.6 percent shooting. Hood will likely finish off the year in similar fashion.
Hood (knee) will play in Monday's game against the Pacers, Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune reports. Hood has missed the last two games with discomfort in his right knee, but after testing the injury out during pregame warmups, he's now been given the green light to take the court. He'll likely jump back into the starting lineup at shooting guard on Monday, which should send Joe Ingles back to the bench in the corresponding move. Hood isn't reported to be on any sort of minutes restriction, but considering the injury has lingered in the past, the Jazz could attempt to limit his minutes a bit.
Hood (knee) will not play Saturday against Chicago, Jody Genessy of the Deseret News reports. A sore right knee will keep Hood out of action for the second straight game, as the Jazz play for the third time in four nights. In his absence, expect to see more of Joe Ingles and Alec Burks, who played 36 and 21 minutes, respectively, Thursday against Cleveland. Hood's next chance to return will come Monday versus Indiana.
Hood (knee) will sit out Thursday's game against the Cavaliers, Jody Genessy of Deseret News reports. Hood was forced from Wednesday's game against the Pistons with some soreness in his right knee and is still dealing with discomfort a day later, so he'll sit out Thursday for further rest and recovery. His next opportunity to take the court will be Saturday against the Bulls, but while he's sidelined, look for Joe Ingles to pick up the start at shooting guard, while Alec Burks could potentially grab a few extra minutes off the bench in the backcourt.
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