Hood and the Trail Blazers came to terms Sunday on a two-year, $16 million contract, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPn reports.
Hood found a home in Portland following a rough stint with the Cavaliers, and he emerged as a valued piece off the bench in the postseason. Hood should play a similar role in 2019-20, though he'll have to contend with fellow new addition Kent Bazemore for minutes on the wing.
Hood managed 12 points (4-8 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds and one assist across 21 minutes during the Trail Blazers' 114-111 loss to the Warriors in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals Thursday.
Hood continues to tough out a knee bruise, but he's still managed to average a rock-solid 14.5 points off the bench over the first two games of the series. The fifth-year wing has shot 50.0 percent in each of those contests, including 40.0 percent from three-point range. Hood should continue seeing a workload of 20 minutes at minimum in Saturday's critical Game 3 on his home floor.
Hood totaled 17 points (4-8 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 7-7 FT), three rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 26 minutes during Tuesday's 116-94 loss to the Warriors.
Hood was cleared to play Tuesday but certainly appeared hampered by his ongoing knee injury. There also looked to be a moment during the third quarter in which he aggravated the injury but he managed to remain on the floor. Despite the uncertainty leading up to the game, Hood was still able to score 17 points including a pair of three-pointers. This will likely be a bothersome issue for the remainder of the series which is just another injury for the Trail Blazers to worry about.
Hood (knee) will be available for Tuesday's Game 1 against the Warriors, Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers' official site reports.
Despite dealing with a bone bruise, Hood will take the court for Game 1, though it seems likely he'll be at less than 100 percent. Across the past seven games, he's averaging 14.7 points on 57.6 percent shooting.
Hood (knee) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's game against the Warriors, Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
A bone bruise is leaving Hood in some discomfort, and it's possible he doesn't play during Game 1. If he's sidelined, Seth Curry and/or Evan Turner could see extra run.
Hood underwent an MRI on Monday that confirmed he's dealing with a bone bruise his left knee, Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers' official site reports. The Trail Blazers list Hood as questionable for Tuesday's matchup with the Warriors in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals.
Hood played 20 minutes Sunday in Game 7 of the Trail Blazers' 100-96 win over the Nuggets in the Western Conference Quarterfinals before exiting with the left knee injury. Portland will presumably wait and see how Hood looks during their morning shootaround Tuesday before rendering a verdict on his availability against Golden State. If Hood is sidelined, Evan Turner and Seth Curry could be in store for larger roles off the Portland bench.
Hood left Sunday's Game 7 against the Nuggets due to a hyperextended left knee and is questionable to return.
Hood had a collision with Craig that resulted in the knee injury and he was immediately taken to the locker room. Hood is likely done for the game, which will likely result in Moe Harkless being part of the Blazers' closing lineup.
Hood poured in 25 points (8-12 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 6-9 FT) and added four rebounds across 32 minutes during the Trail Blazers' 119-108 win over the Nuggets in Game 6 of their Western Conference semifinal-round playoff series Thursday.
As has been the case most of the series, Hood was a critical contributor off the bench. Thursday's scoring tally was a career playoff high for the fifth-year veteran, who's now shot over 60.0 percent in four consecutive games versus the Nuggets. Hood is averaging an impressive 16.2 points over 25.2 minutes during the series, and the Blazers will undoubtedly need another productive effort from him on the second unit to have any chance of pulling out Sunday's Game 7 on the Nuggets' home court.
Hood contributed 14 points (5-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 4-5 FT), four rebounds and one assist across 26 minutes during the Trail Blazers' 124-98 loss to the Nuggets in Game 5 of their Western Conference semifinal-round playoff series Tuesday.
Hood shared the second-unit lead in scoring with Zach Collins, and both players checked in behind only Damian Lillard for the night on the Blazers. The veteran wing has been a positive presence throughout the series, hitting double digits in the scoring column in four of the five games. With a hot hand that's led to 61.6 percent shooting, including 55.0 percent from three-point range, thus far, Hood will look to once again play a pivotal role off the bench in Thursday's do-or-die Game 6.
Hood supplied 19 points (6-8 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 5-7 FT), two rebounds and one assist across 24 minutes during the Trail Blazers' 140-137 quadruple-overtime win over the Nuggets in Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinal-round series Friday.
Hood turned out to be the hero for the Trail Blazers in the seemingly interminable classic, as he sank a key three-pointer with 18.6 seconds remaining and scored seven points overall during the fourth and final overtime period. Hood's scoring total paced Portland's second unit and was third on the team behind those of C.J. McCollum and Damian Lillard. Hood has been excellent throughout the first three games of the series, averaging 17.0 points on 56.8 shooting, including 58.3 percent from three-point range.
Hood totaled 15 points (5-11 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 3-4 FT), three rebounds, and three blocks in 27 minutes during Wednesday's 97-90 victory over Denver.
Hood scored 15 points in Wednesday's Game 2 victory, adding to his 17 points from Game 1. With scoring at a premium in this game, Hood was able to find his range, somewhat making up for the shortcomings of Damian Lillard who ended with just 14 points. Hood also randomly chipped in three blocked shots to round out another solid performance.
Hood totaled 17 points (5-10 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT), two rebounds, and one assist in 18 minutes during Monday's 121-113 loss to the Nuggets.
Hood shot the ball well during his limited time on the court, ending with 17 points in just 18 minutes Monday. Hood has struggled to find a consistent role in the Trail Blazers rotation but can have nights such as this from time-to-time. The scoring is nice, however, he typically adds very little else as was the case here with just two rebounds and one assist.
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.
Hood amassed 17 points (5-7 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 5-5 FT) and two rebounds in 28 minutes during Friday's 122-110 win over the Pelicans.
Hood returned to the lineup following a one-game absence with a hip injury and drew the start in place of Maurice Harkless (knee). The 26-year-old wing filled in admirably and provides better scoring contributions and floor spacing (reached double figures in three of his last five appearances) than Harkless, Al-Farouq Aminu, Evan Turner, or any of the other small forwards on the roster. Still, Hood himself is only a viable option in deeper formats given his inconsistent nature and fairly limited production.
Hood is starting Friday's game against the Pelicans, Andrew Lopez of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
With Maurice Harkless (knee) out of commission, Hood gets the call at small forward. Hood was held out of Portland's previous game due to a hip issue, but he's returned to health and should play without a minutes restriction Friday night.
Hood (hip) will play Friday against the Pelicans, Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers' official site reports.
As expected, Hood will take the court following a one-game absence. Since the All-Star break, he's averaging 6.9 points and 1.4 rebounds in 20.6 minutes.
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