Hood is dealing with back spasms and considered questionable for Saturday's game against the Pelicans, Aaron Falk of The Salt Lake Tribune reports. Hood hasn't previously dealt with back spasms this season and so it remains unclear how serious the issue will amount to be. Although, he was able to practice Friday which suggests he could certainly suit up Saturday despite his current injury designation.
Hood posted nine points (3-6 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-5 FT), three steals, two rebounds, and one assist in 20 minutes Monday against the Thunder. Hood had his lowest scoring performance since Nov. 7, and he didn't seem to be so aggressive shooting the ball on Monday. He's coming off three straight strong performances (20, 16, and 13 points respectively), and it's not unreasonable to expect him to hit numbers like that moving forward.
Hood posted 16 points (5-10 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT), six rebounds, four assists, and one steal in 35 minutes Wednesday against the Raptors. Hood has now played two games since missing one due to a foot injury, and it appears he's looking fine. He's contributing in points, steals, and threes as a starter for the Jazz this season, and it doesn't appear like his role will change anytime soon.
Hood (foot) had 20 points (8-17 FG, 4-9 3Pt), three assists, and one steal in 37 minutes during the Jazz's 97-96 win versus the Hawks on Sunday. Hood missed Friday's game versus the Magic with a sore right foot, but turned in a strong performance on Sunday versus the Hawks. Hood has connected on 14-of-48 from beyond the arc, which is only 29 percent, but he is still averaging 13.0 points in 29 minutes per game so far on the year. Hood would likely have eclipsed the 30 minute per game mark if not for his tendency to get into foul trouble (nearly four per game), and if he can avoid that going forward he has a good chance to see heavy minutes more often.
Hood (foot) will attempt to play Sunday against the Hawks. Listed as questionable heading into the day, Hood was able to take part in the Jazz's morning shootaround, which apparently gave him enough confidence to declare himself available for the game later in the evening. Hood, who missed Friday's tilt with the Magic due to the injury, isn't likely to see the 30-plus minutes he had been seeing in his previous three games, however, since he's presumably less than 100 percent healthy. Despite his availability for Sunday's game, Hood may not make for an attractive daily option.
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