Rodney Hood
Rodney Hood
25-Year-Old GuardG
Cleveland Cavaliers
2018 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Rodney Hood in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, $3.47 million contract with the Cavaliers in September of 2018.
Accepts qualifying offer
GCleveland Cavaliers
September 9, 2018
Hood has accepted Cleveland's $3.4 million qualifying offer, Joe Vardon of reports.
Accepting the qualifying offer means that Hood has ended his restricted free agency this offseason. In addition, Hood will be an unrestricted free agent next summer. The former Duke standout averaged 10.8 points per game last season with the Cavaliers, but could be in line for a significant uptick in usage during the upcoming campaign with LeBron James heading to Los Angeles during free agency.
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#1 Small Forward
#3 Shooting Guard
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Hood made just 59 appearances last season while dealing with a bone contusion and LCL sprain in his right knee. When he played, the 6-foot-8 wing posted 12.7 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists across 27.0 minutes per game. He also shot 40.8 percent from the field and made 1.9 threes per game at a 37.1 percent clip. While those numbers are quite meager, he was far from healthy when he took the floor. That said, he performed well when given extended run, averaging 16.8 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists on 44.9 percent shooting from the field and 36.2 percent from deep during the 27 games in which he saw at least 30 minutes. Those are likely the kinds of numbers the Jazz are hoping he can provide during the 2017-18 campaign, as the absences of both Gordon Hayward and George Hill leave an offensive vacuum on the team. That, combined with the fact that Hood is 24-years-old and heading into his fourth year in the league, put him in a prime position to have a breakout campaign. He’ll likely have to shoulder a scoring burden that he’s not used to, however, which could hinder his efficiency. All in all, the potential is there for him to be a solid top-20 Fantasy shooting guard. His general lack of name recognition could cause him to slide down draft boards as well.
Hood was able to beat out Alec Burks for the starting shooting guard job in training camp and didn’t look back, as he took an encouraging step forward in his sophomore season. The shooting guard from Duke started all 79 games in which he played, averaging 14.5 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 2.0 three-pointers and 0.9 steals in 32.0 minutes per contest, numbers that were all significant improvements from his rookie season. While Hood’s strong three-point shooting was the major reason he was able to hang on to a starting role, his 6-foot-8 frame and long wingspan has made him an asset on the defensive end, too. The Jazz will look to Hood to develop some more consistency as a scorer after his point totals were often unpredictable from game to game last season, but perhaps a healthier roster will open up some cleaner looks for him in 2016-17. Rudy Gobert, Derrick Favors and Burks are all back in the fold after missing large chunks of last season with injury, giving the Jazz more weapons to take the pressure off Hood and fellow wing Gordon Hayward.
Hood is coming off a disappointing rookie season which was marred by a recurring foot injury that limited him to just 50 games. Although, he regained his fitness near the end of the season and was able to start in 21 total games, even winning Rookie of Month honors for April as he resurrected his season. Last year, his main competition for minutes was fellow rookie Joe Ingles, but now the return of Alec Burks (shoulder) complicates things for coach Quin Snyder since each of the aforementioned players could conceivably be named a starter given their ability to play at small forward in addition to shooting guard. Regardless of how it turns out, Hood is a budding sharpshooter from beyond the arc and is expected to see a solid spot in the rotation, and if he continues to show progress, the former Blue Devil could surely end up finding value in standard-sized leagues as he'll look to improve on his averages of 8.7 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 0.6 steals, 0.2 blocks, and 1.2 three-pointers from last season.
Rodney Hood was drafted by the Jazz with the 23rd-overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. After averaging 16.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 2.0 three-pointers in 33 minutes per game as a sophomore for Duke last season, Hood showed his ability to contribute to an NBA rotation right away with an impressive Las Vegas Summer League. His summer league was highlighted by a 29-point performance where he was able to connect on seven three-pointers. Hood's stellar performance this summer seemed to solidify his spot as the second option at small forward behind Gordon Hayward. Hayward was a workhorse for the Jazz last season, but Hood still stands a chance to be given significant time on the court with his ability to catch fire from long range. When Hood first joined the Jazz in the offseason, he showed hesitancy shooting the ball to the point where new head coach Quin Snyder directly challenged him to be more aggressive. Rookie hiccups are to be expected, but Hood will be best if he's an aggressive scorer, since it's what Utah lacked in last season.
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Issued qualifying offer
GCleveland Cavaliers
June 27, 2018
Hood has received a $3.4 million qualifying offer from the Cavaliers, which officially makes him a restricted free agent, Marla Ridenour of reports.
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Plays well once again in expanded role
GCleveland Cavaliers
June 9, 2018
Hood tallied 10 points (4-14 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT), eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in 26 minutes during Friday's 108-85 loss to Golden State.
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Produces with expanded Game 3 opportunity
GCleveland Cavaliers
June 7, 2018
Hood poured in 15 points (7-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT) and added six rebounds and two blocks across 26 minutes during Cleveland's 110-102 loss to the Warriors in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday.
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To be given 'a chance' in Game 3
GCleveland Cavaliers
June 5, 2018
Hood, according to coach Tyronn Lue, will see the floor during Wednesday's Game 3 against the Warriors, Keith Britton of 92.3 The Fan reports. "We're gonna give Rodney a chance, see how he does. We'll see," said Lue.
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Surprisingly leads bench in scoring Sunday
GCleveland Cavaliers
May 14, 2018
Hood supplied 11 points (5-12 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-1 FT) and two assists across 19 minutes during Cleveland's 108-83 loss to the Celtics in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals Sunday.
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