Report: Jazz’s Hood headed for free agency in 2018

Rodney Hood is prepared for the Utah Jazz to move him before the trade deadline today.

The Utah Jazz and shooting guard Rodney Hood will not agree upon a contract extension before Monday’s deadline, according to a report by The Salt Lake Tribune.

Monday is the deadline for former first-round picks entering their fourth year to sign contract extensions before the 2017-18 season begins.

By not getting an extension, Hood will become a restricted free agent next summer.

The sharpshooter out of Duke averaged 12.7 points per game last season while shooting 40.8 percent from the field and 37.1 percent beyond the arc.

Hood will be Utah’s starting shooting guard in 2017 and should get plenty of open looks playing alongside point guard Ricky Rubio.

Here’s more from The Salt Lake Tribune:

“Sources say the Jazz believe in Hood, but want to see him stay healthy and show more consistency, especially offensively. If he can do that, sources say the Jazz will be open to matching any offer for him next summer, even if he signs an expensive deal with another team.”



1 Comment on "Report: Jazz’s Hood headed for free agency in 2018"

  1. This is the type of player the Cavs need. Not necessarily the starting SG now, but a young talented player with upside that can actually produce off the bench. I bet he can go up the basketball court more than one time without sucking and gasping for air.

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