Published: Mon, February 04, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Portland agrees to deal with Cleveland for Rodney Hood

Portland agrees to deal with Cleveland for Rodney Hood

With the National Basketball Association trade deadline less than a week away, the Trail Blazers have reportedly made a move to bolster their wing rotation.

Forward Rodney Hood will head to Portland, while guards Nik Stauskas, Wade Baldwin and two future second-round picks will go to Cleveland.

Hood, a five-year veteran out of Duke, is averaging 12.2 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game this season while shooting 42.7 percent from the field and 36.3 from long range.

While largely remaining silent near the trade deadline over the last few seasons, the Golden State Warriors have reportedly voiced interest in Rodney Hood.

It's all conjecture at this point as Cleveland would probably like to get something back for Hood in a trade instead of waiving his contract for cap relief.

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Both Hood and his agent have already informed the Cavs on what he would be willing to do with that veto power, according to league sources.

The 6-6, 205-pound guard was taken with the eighth overall pick in the 2014 draft by the Sacramento Kings out of MI. The Michigan product was in his first season with the Blazers, having also played for the Sacramento Kings, Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets.

Stauskas has a career average of 6.9 points per game and Baldwin was a career average of 3.1 points per game.

Baldwin hasn't been able to find his footing in the NBA after going 17th overall to the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2016 NBA Draft.

Contenders are interested in each because they are role players whose contracts will expire at season's end.

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