Hood managed 17 points (8-12 FG, 1-4 3Pt), two rebounds, one assist and three steals across 34 minutes in the Trail Blazers' 119-110 loss to the Nuggets on Friday. Hood continues to draw starts at two-guard for C.J. McCollum (knee), and Friday's was his most efficient effort yet in that capacity. The veteran wing's 66.7 percent success rate from the floor was his highest since March 15. Hood hasn't done much in non-scoring categories, but he'll continue offering some offensive upside any time he takes the floor.
Hood put up 21 points (8-14 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT) to go with four rebounds, two steals and one assist in 29 minutes Monday in the Trail Blazers' 132-122 win over the Timberwolves. Jake Layman had been acting as Portland's starting shooting guard in place of C.J. McCollum (knee) over the previous seven games, but the third-year player offered a limited impact on the top unit. As a result, coach Terry Stotts elected to swap Layman out for Hood, who rose to the occasion with a team-high scoring total. McCollum is unlikely to be ready to go for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies, likely putting Hood in line for at least one more start alongside Damian Lillard in the backcourt.
Hood will draw the start Monday against the Timberwolves, Kent Youngblood of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Hood has strung together a number of impressive performance over the past couple weeks, averaging 11.0 points on 26.8 minutes over the past nine games. With usual starter C.J. McCollum still out, Hood could remain in the starting five until he returns. In joining the starters, Hood could be in line for a larger role while Jake Layman could see his reduced.
Hood tallied 15 points (6-10 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 1-1 FT), two rebounds, two assists and one block across 24 minutes in Wednesday's 118-98 win over the Bulls. Hood continued his recent string of strong scoring performances, as he has now averaged 12.4 points off the bench in his last seven games. He seems determined to prove his ability to score again, something that would increase his value off the bench for a Blazers' team struggling with injuries.
Hood put up 11 points (5-10 FG, 1-4 3Pt), two assists, two steals, one rebound and one block in 24 minutes Monday in the Trail Blazers' 106-98 win over the Pacers. C.J. McCollum (knee) was sidelined for just the second time all season, but his absence didn't result in Hood moving into the starting five. It was instead Jake Layman who entered the top unit, but he was held scoreless in 14 minutes while Hood offered a nice scoring punch off the bench for the third game in a row. McCollum looks on track to miss at least a week with the injury, so Hood should enjoy a slightly elevated role on offense for a few more games.
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