Hood (thigh) is probable for Thursday's game at Houston, Jay Allen of NBC Sports Northwest Rip City Radio 620 reports.
The 28-year-old missed Monday's loss to the Thunder with a thigh contusion, but he's expected to be back on the court Thursday. Hood figures to rejoin the starting five, pushing Gary Trent back to the bench.
Hood was held out of Monday's 125-122 loss to the Thunder due to a thigh contusion, Jay Allen of NBC Sports Northwest Rip City Radio 620 reports.
Hood was replaced in the starting lineup by Gary Trent, but there was no word that Hood was nursing an injury until after the contest. Coach Terry Stotts mentioned that Hood suffered the injury Sunday and was scratched following pregame warmups.
Hood is coming off the bench Monday against the Thunder, Jamie Hudson of NBC Sports Northwest reports.
Hood put up 21 and seven points in his last two contests, both starts, but he'll head back to the bench Monday. The Blazers have elected to replace Hood with Gary Trent in the starting five.
Hood scored a season-high 21 points (9-14 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT) while adding two rebounds, two assists and a steal in 25 minutes during Monday's 125-104 loss to the Spurs.
The 28-year-old made his first start of the season with CJ McCollum (foot) sidelined and responded with by far his best performance of the season. In fact, Hood hadn't scored more than five points in any of his 11 appearances prior to Monday. McCollum will be out of action for another week or more, giving Hood at least a few more opportunities to shine as a DFS value play.
Hood will start Monday's game against the Spurs in place of CJ McCollum (foot), Trail Blazers radio voice Jay Allen reports.
With McCollum sidelined with a sprained foot, Hood will move into the starting lineup for the first time since December of 2019. He's mostly played a minor role off the bench thus far, as he's yet to top 16 minutes in any of his 11 appearances. That will likely change Monday, and it's possible Hood could start the next several games with McCollum set to miss at least a week.
Hood (quadriceps) is available for Thursday's game against the Timberwolves, per the NBA's official injury report.
Hood tested his quad injury during pre-game warmups and has received the green light to take the court. His return from a two-game absence stands to cut into the playing time of both Carmelo Anthony and Gary Trent.
Hood (quad) will go through warmups Thursday and coach Terry Stotts is "hopeful" that he will play, Jamie Hudson of NBC Sports Northwest reports.
Hood looks like he has a good chance to return from a two-game absence as it appears he'll play unless anything goes wrong during warmups. His return should decrease the roles of Carmelo Anthony and Gary Trent.
Hood (quad) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Timberwolves.
Hood has missed the past two games due to a strained quad, but he may be able to return Thursday. If he does, it could mean reduced minutes for Gary Trent and Carmelo Anthony.
Hood (quadriceps) won't play Tuesday against the Bulls, Jay Allen of NBC Sports Northwest Rip City Radio 620 reports.
The 28-year-old was considered questionable with the left quad strain but will be sidelined for the third consecutive game. Coach Terry Stotts indicated Hood is making progress in his recovery, so he'll likely at least be questionable again for Thursday's matchup with Minnesota.
Hood (quadriceps) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against Chicago, Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers' official site reports.
Hood was held out of Sunday's matchup with the Warriors after straining his left quad Friday, but he appears to have a chance to return in time for Tuesday's clash. The team should provide more information on his status as tipoff approaches.
Hood (quadriceps) is out Sunday against the Warriors, Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers' official site reports.
Hood will be sidelined Sunday after suffering a strained left quad during Friday's win over the Warriors. With Gary Trent (calf) off the injury report, he should fill in for Hood's minutes.
Hood sustained a left quad cramp against the Warriors on Friday and won't return to the contest, Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Hood suffered a quad injury in the first half of Friday's game, and he won't be able to return for the second half. With Gary Trent (calf) also sidelined, Anfernee Simons should see increased run for the Trail Blazers with Hood unavailable.
Hood failed to score, adding just two assists and one steal in eight minutes during Wednesday's 126-95 preseason loss to the Nuggets.
Hood continues to work his way back into game shape, playing just eight minutes after only 12 minutes in his previous game. It is going to be a slow process for Hood and given the additional talent acquired in the offseason, he is unlikely to be a standard league asset.
Hood will be available for Sunday's preseason game against the Kings, Jamie Hudson of NBC Sports Northwest reports.
After being held out of Friday's opener, Hood has been cleared to return to action for the first time since a torn Achilles cut his 2019-20 season short in December of 2019. Hood is expected to play roughly 12 minutes Sunday.
Hood (Achilles) will not play in Friday's preseason opener against the Kings, Aaron J. Fentress of The Oregonian reports.
Coach Terry Stotts noted that Hood needs to get into better shape before playing but that there's a good chance he'll play Sunday.
Hood (Achilles) will begin the season on a minutes limit, Sean Highkin of Bleacher Report reports.
As expected, the organization will ease Hood back into a full workload following his recovery from a torn Achilles last season. He was seeing 29.5 minutes per game before the injury, but that kind of opportunity might not be there in 2020-21, as the Trail Blazers got deeper during the offseason. After he's eased back into things, he could certainly see minutes in the mid-20s.
Trail Blazers general manager Neil Olshey said Monday that he expects Hood (Achilles) to be ready to go when the team begins its season in late December, Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports.
Portland's willingness to re-sign Hood on a two-year, $20.9 million contract over the weekend already implied some confidence in his health, and Olshey's comments about the swingman only provide further reinsurance. Before tearing his left Achilles' tendon in early December, Hood had been a full-time starter for Portland, averaging 11.0 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.7 triples and 1.5 assists in 29.5 minutes per game over 21 appearances. Since Hood sustained the injury, the Trail Blazers have added Robert Covington, Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Jones at forward, which could relegate the 28-year-old to a bench role to begin 2021-22.
Hood and the Trail Blazers have come to terms on a two-year, $21 million deal, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Hood's decision to decline his $6 million player option certainly paid off with this deal. However, the second year of this deal is not guaranteed. He averaged 11.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.7 triples across 29.5 minutes in 21 games with Portland last season before suffering a season-ending Achilles injury. It remains unclear if he will be ready to go when the season tips off, but it has had nearly a full calendar year to recover. He projects to again come off the bench and provide depth on the wing.
Hood (Achilles) will decline his $6 million player option for the 2020-21 season, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Given that Hood is coming off of a torn Achilles that kept him out of most of last season, this is somewhat of a surprising decision. However, Hood has had nearly a full calendar year to recover, and he'll be ready to play when the season opens, so it's possible he'll seek a longer-term agreement. Hood appeared in just 21 games last season, averaging 11.0 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.0 combined blocks/steals.
Hood (Achilles) has progressed to performing explosive workouts, Jamie Hudson of NBC Sports Northwest reports.
Hood posted a video on Instagram of him doing a quick-feet sidestep exercise using a Bosu ball. Considering the explosiveness needed for the workout and how much it relates to basketball, it's an encouraging sign that Hood was able to take the court for drills again soon. Hood has a player option for 2020-21 worth just over $6 million and averaged 11.0 points on 8.2 shots this season before suffering a torn Achilles.
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