Hood (personal) has been cleared to play in Game 2 against the Pacers on Wednesday, Allie Clifton of Fox Sports Ohio reports.
Hood missed the team's morning shootaround after his wife gave birth to twins, but is apparently back with the team and should be good to go for Game 2. The Cavaliers are expected to make some changes to their starting five, though coach Ty Lue wasn't willing to provide details quite yet. At this point, Hood seems likely to remain with the top unit, but depending on the rotation changes, there's a chance the likes of Kyle Korver and J.R. Smith cut into his workload. Hood posted nine points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal across 21 minutes in Game 1.
Hood was absent from the Cavaliers' morning shootaround for personal reasons but is expected to be available Wednesday for Game 2 of the team's first-round series with the Pacers, Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com reports.
Unless the Cavaliers issue a report that casts doubt on Hood's availability, look for the wing to remain in the starting five Wednesday in spite of his underwhelming performance in Game 1. Hood, who had missed the final two regular-season contests due to an Achilles injury, played 21 minutes in Game 1 and finished with nine points (4-8 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 0-2 FT), two rebounds, one assist and one steal. If he's unable to provide a spark with his outside shooting early Wednesday, Hood could lose minutes to Kyle Korver, J.R. Smith and/or Cedi Osman.
Hood will start at shooting guard for Sunday's playoff opener against the Pacers, Marla Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Hood sat out the last two games of the regular season with a sore Achilles, but has since been deemed fully healthy and will reclaim his typical starting role. With Kyle Korver (foot) expected to have his playing time limited, Hood could be relied upon for a few more minutes overall.
Hood (Achilles) has been cleared to play in Sunday's playoff opener against the Pacers, Marla Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Hood missed the final two games of the regular season with a sore left Achilles, but his absence appears to have been more precautionary than anything. Coach Ty Lue indicated Thursday that Hood was back to full strength and that he was good to go for the team's upcoming playoff run. Look for Hood to slot in to his typical spot in the starting lineup at shooting guard Sunday and he should see a full workload, barring any sort of setbacks over the coming few days.
Hood (Achilles) is listed as out for Wednesday's game against the Knicks.
Hood will miss his second straight contest with the sore left Achilles' tendon, but the injury isn't expected to hinder him much once the postseason begins. Kyle Korver is set to pick up another start at shooting guard in Hood's stead, with J.R. Smith and Cedi Osman likely serving as the top wings off the bench.
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