Player Outlook

With two traditional big men in the starting lineup, the Jazz badly needed a 3-point shooter to emerge last season, and it was Rodney Hood who answered the call in the second half. The rookie who fell to No. 23 last season cemented his place in the Jazz starting lineup and impressed in 21 starts, averaging 12.7 points, 2.4 assists and 1.6 3-pointers per game, while hitting 38.6 percent of his attempts from long range. The Jazz are a bit crowded in the backcourt, but Hood's ability to play off the ball and hit the 3-pointer should earn him minutes, making him a solid option in deeper category-based leagues on Draft Day.

Latest News
  • Jazz forward Rodney Hood racked up 21 points (7-16 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 4-4 FT) and three assists in Tuesday's preseason win over the Lakers.As would be expected in the extensive time Hood logged in an exhibition, much of his production came against scrubs, so it's difficult to glean too much from his performance. Moreover, Alec Burks, Hood's chief competition for minutes at shooting guard, had a solid game of his own, scoring a game-high 27 points on 9 for 14 shooting from the field and 8 for 14 shooting from the charity stripe. Both players should continue to battle for a starting role throughout camp, with Burks' seniority perhaps giving him the edge in the competition.

  • Jazz guard Rodney Hood is nursing a sore left shoulder, reports the Salt Lake Tribune. The Jazz held Hood out of a recent Summer League practice because of the issue.

  • Jazz guard Rodney Hood dealt with multiple injuries during his rookie season that limited him to 50 games, but he was able to close the season on a strong note and is looking forward to an injury-free sophomore season, the Deseret News reports. "I wish I could have played a full season, but at the same time, I felt I grew a lot," Hood said after the season. "Mentally I learned the game and towards the end I got a lot more comfortable. I don't feel like it was necessarily a wasted season." Hood averaged 8.7 points per game on 41.4 percent shooting from the field while knocking down 36.5 percent of his 3-point attempts. He also managed to score 20.1 points per game on 51.5 percent shooting during a five-game stretch in April. "I'm glad he's been able to stay healthy these last few weeks because I know how badly he's been wanting to play," coach Quin Snyder said. "He's clearly capable of putting the ball in the basket, he's got the ability to create his shot and has a mid-range game. There's not a lot of guys who have a real consistent mid-range game and he's able to do that." Hood may be in line for a bench role with Alec Burks set to return from a shoulder injury, but he said he wouldn't mind the change in role. "I don't have a preference," he said. "I came off the bench and I started. We want Alec back healthy. He's been great in my improvement. Regardless of what happens we're both going to be effective on the court. He was starting before he got hurt, so it's probably going to happen. I'm comfortable coming off the bench or starting if I have to step up."

  • Jazz guard Rodney Hood scored a game-high 20 points in Wednesday night's 103-91 win over the Kings. Hood's 20 points came on 7-of-14 shooting while going 3 of 7 from behind the arc. Hood totaled eight rebounds and four assists in the game. This is the fourth time Hood has scored at least 20 points this season. It's the first time he's posted back-to-back games with 20 or more points. He scored a career-high 25 in a win over Sacramento on April 5. ''My goal for the rest of this year is to just try to win as much as we can,'' Hood said, via the Associated Press. ''It's going to be a real big offseason for everybody on the team. One of the best offseasons for all of us because we know we have something special ahead.''

  • Guard Rodney Hood scored a career-high 25 points and collected four steals Sunday in the Jazz's 101-95 win over the Kings. Thirteen of Hood's 25 points came in the fourth quarter. Hood also pulled down four rebounds and shot nine of 16 from the floor in the victory. "It's been a long season and tough season for me,'' said Hood. "I am getting more and more comfortable every single game. I'm just learning from past games and trying to be aggressive."

Recent Tweets
  • 8:13 pm ET / @DJJazzyJody
    Jody Genessy
  • 7:36 pm ET / @DJJazzyJody
    Jody Genessy
  • 6:43 am ET / @Lockedonsports
    David Locke

Rank Among Leaders

Rank Player RPG
1 Garrett Temple SG | WAS 9
2 Will Barton SG | DEN 7.3
3 Dion Waiters SG | OKC 6
3 K.J. McDaniels SG | HOU 6
5 Jonathon Simmons SG | SA 5


Last 7 Games


Upcoming Games

10/28 DET 7:30 PM
10/30 PHI 7:00 PM
10/31 IND 7:00 PM
11/04 POR 10:00 PM
11/05 DEN 10:00 PM
11/07 MEM 10:00 PM
11/10 CLE 8:00 PM

Full Schedule

Career Stats

2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 50 155 41.4 62 36.5 61 76.2 433 8.66 14.2
3 Year Avg 50 155 41.4 62 36.5 61 76.2 433 8.66 14.2
Career 50 155 41.4 62 36.5 61 76.2 433 8.66


Depth Chart

  1. Alec Burks
  2. Rodney Hood