Which made everyone think he’d exercise his $6,003,900 player option for next season.
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:
Portland Trail Blazers F Rodney Hood is declining his $6M player option and becoming a free agent, sources tell ESPN. Hood’s had nearly a full year to recover from a torn Achilles injury and can play right away with a new team.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 17, 2020
This looks like a risk for Hood, a 28-year-old who is now several years and a major injury from the early promise he showed with the Jazz. But I wouldn’t be surprised if he has a new a deal lined up.
When healthy, Hood is still a good 3-point shooter with some creation ability and enough size to convince teams he’ll defend.