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What are the Prospects of Rodney Hood Re-Signing in Portland?

What are the Prospects of Rodney Hood Re-Signing in Portland?

The Blazers don’t own Hood’s Bird Rights. Here’s how that happened and what it means. Rodney Hood has made a good impression since coming to the Portland Trail Blazers from the Cleveland Cavaliers in a mid-season, trade deadline deal. Averaging 10 points on 66.7% shooting from the field, 50.0% from the arc will open eyes! Already Blazers fans have designs on keeping Hood beyond his current contract, which expires this summer. That brings us to our Blazer’s Edge Mailbag question of the day. HI Dave, Long time. Just a quick question. What did it mean for Rodney Hood when it was...
Rip City Project Feb 17, 2019

The Portland Trail Blazers should weaponize Moe Harkless in a faster-paced unit

The Portland Trail Blazers should experiment with placing Maurice Harkless in a faster-paced unit to maximize more of his skillset. There have been grumblings from Rip City fans about Maurice Harkless all year. His in-and-out and up-and-down injury/performance situation, Evan Turner‘s role shift, Jake Layman‘s “breakout,” and Rodney Hood‘s recent acquisition all make him an […] The Portland Trail Blazers should weaponize Moe Harkless in a faster-paced unit - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Feb 15, 2019

Ben Golliver on Portland Trail Blazers Acquisitions: They’re Taking “Buying Low to a Whole New Level”

Washington Post writer Ben Golliver said the Portland Trail Blazers were taking “buying low to a whole new level” when discussing the newest Rip City acquisitions. On the latest episode of Open Floor: Sports Illustrated’s NBA Podcast, hosts Andrew Sharp and Ben Golliver discussed the latest acquisitions by the Portland Trail Blazers, namely Rodney Hood […] Ben Golliver on Portland Trail Blazers Acquisitions: They’re Taking “Buying Low to a Whole New Level” - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
ClutchPoints Feb 15, 2019
Rodney Hood not surprised by trade, happy to be with Blazers

Rodney Hood not surprised by trade, happy to be with Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers netted themselves a solid piece before the trade deadline in Rodney Hood, one of the Cleveland Cavaliers players who were up for sale after a rebuilding year. The 6-foot-8 wing wasn’t shocked his name came up once again for a second straight season at the deadline — not only aware but […] The post Rodney Hood not surprised by trade, happy to be with Blazers appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Feb 14, 2019
Rodney Hood says joining Blazers has ‘been like a breath of fresh air’

Rodney Hood says joining Blazers has ‘been like a breath of fresh air’

Rodney Hood at the right to veto any trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but the shooting guard says that was never an option when his agent told him the Cavs were in the process of sending him to the Portland Trail Blazers. Hood is now on a Blazers team which is going to make the […] The post Rodney Hood says joining Blazers has ‘been like a breath of fresh air’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Rip City Project Feb 13, 2019

Enes Kanter Signs with the Portland Trail Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers filled their final roster spot by signing center Enes Kanter. After trading away Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin IV in the Rodney Hood deal, the Portland Trail Blazers have had an open roster spot. With many veterans hitting the open market following the trade deadline, we knew that Neil Olshey would […] Enes Kanter Signs with the Portland Trail Blazers - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazer's Edge Feb 13, 2019
How Do the Trail Blazers Stack Up in the Western Conference Post-Deadline?

How Do the Trail Blazers Stack Up in the Western Conference Post-Deadline?

Thanks to the Rodney Hood acquisition and inactivity from their competition, the Blazers find themselves in good position in the Western Conference entering the season’s stretch run. The Trade Deadline has come and gone, and the NBA All-Star break is rapidly approaching. The 2019 NBA Playoffs race is starting to take shape, and the Portland Trail Blazers find themselves in the middle of a crowded Western Conference. While the top teams in the East made major moves, it was all quiet on the western front. In fact, the Blazers and Kings were the only real buyers out West. Portland improved...
Blazer's Edge Feb 12, 2019
Blazers Remain Consensus Top-10 in Power Rankings

Blazers Remain Consensus Top-10 in Power Rankings

Despite a rough stretch after an extended break, Portland remains one of the NBA’s best in the eyes of the national media. It was a rough week for the Portland Trail Blazers. Disheartening losses to the Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks overshadowed the team’s lone win over the San Antonio Spurs—though Portland did make a splash off the court by acquiring Rodney Hood from the Cleveland Cavaliers. Despite the tough stretch, national pundits remain high on Rip City, as reflected in this week’s Power Rankings Round-Up. ESPN kept the Blazers eighth, and Marc J. Spears wonders if the...
Rip City Project Feb 11, 2019

Portland Trail Blazers: Rodney Hood Has Been Impressive in His First Two Games

The Portland Trail Blazers acquired Rodney Hood from the Cleveland Cavaliers last week. He has already looked impressive in his first two games. The Portland Trail Blazers certainly had a need on the wing. The front office decided to address this need by acquiring Rodney Hood from the Cleveland Cavaliers in a trade last week. […] Portland Trail Blazers: Rodney Hood Has Been Impressive in His First Two Games - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazer's Edge Feb 11, 2019
First Looks Under the Hood

First Looks Under the Hood

Danny and Tara talk about the Blazers’ new acquisition and more on the latest edition of the Blazer’s Edge Podcast On this week’s episode of the Blazer’s Edge podcast, Tara Bowen-Biggs and Danny Marang take a look at the Blazers since adding Rodney Hood, what’s new, what’s different, what could things possible look like going forward? After that it’s a look back at the 4th quarter meltdown in Dallas? What happened- was Luka Doncic too much? Then it’s time to whip around the league to review the deals made or not made and where that leaves teams in the pecking order- are...
Blazer's Edge Feb 11, 2019
Stotts Continuing to Tweak Trail Blazers

Stotts Continuing to Tweak Trail Blazers

The starting forwards don’t provide much offensively. Terry Stotts is looking for effective combinations. The Portland Trail Blazers acquired Rodney Hood last week in a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers. While not a home run, blockbuster deadline deal, it was an easy call in that Portland sent back two non-rotation players to Cleveland in Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin IV. This creates its own set of problems for Stotts to solve; how to find effective minutes for everyone on the supporting cast. You have the newly acquired Hood, a capable scoring wing that has averaged 13 points per game...
Blazer's Edge Feb 10, 2019
Mom’s Favorite: Layman & His Heroic Fight For Minutes

Mom’s Favorite: Layman & His Heroic Fight For Minutes

Jake Layman’s effort, Rodney Hood’s Blazers debut and Jusuf Nurkic’s defense all earn mentions in this edition of Mom’s Favorite. Each week, Team Mom highlights her favorites plays, players and other things that made the Trail Blazers fun to watch. Who is Mom’s Favorite this week? Did anyone get put in the dog house? What were your favorite things this week? Let us know in the comments below. Week 17: Jan 3 - Jan 10. Miami Heat (L), San Antonio Spurs (W) Mom’s Favorite: Jake’s World I fell hard for Summer League Jake Layman who averaged 13.4 points and 4.4 rebounds in 23.1...
Blazer's Edge Feb 9, 2019
You Make the Call: How Much Better Did the Blazers Get at the Deadline?

You Make the Call: How Much Better Did the Blazers Get at the Deadline?

Weigh in. Did the Blazers improve any? If so, how much? NBA Trade Deadline Week, 2019 has come to a close. After being linked with several key players, the Portland Trail Blazers made two actual moves. With 48 hours to reflect and one great Rodney Hood performance under their belts, how much better would you say the Blazers got, if at all? Here is the summary of the trades. The Blazers lost: Nik Stauskas, Wade Baldwin IV, Caleb Swanigan, and second-round picks in 2021 and 2023. The Blazers welcomed: Rodney Hood and Skal Labissiere Here are the options: The Blazers got markedly worse,...
Blazer's Edge Feb 9, 2019
Breaking Down Rodney Hood’s First Game with the Blazers

Breaking Down Rodney Hood’s First Game with the Blazers

How Portland’s newest acquisition went 6 for 7 in his team debut. Since moving from the Utah Jazz in 2018, Rodney Hood had become a forgotten player with the struggling Cleveland Cavaliers. While his trade to the Portland Trail Blazers didn’t make national headlines, his first game with the team left a sense of promise of what he can provide going forward. Against the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night, Hood scored 14 points on 6-7 shooting and two three-pointers along with three rebounds and one steal. Instead of oohing and aahing too much at his debut, let’s breakdown how he...
Blazer's Edge Feb 9, 2019
New Lineup Brings New Hopes

New Lineup Brings New Hopes

Rodney Hood’s arrival and Jake Layman’s continued good play make Portland more dangerous. The trade deadline has passed and barring a late addition in the buyout market or a 10-day addition, the 14-man roster the Trail Blazers currently have is what they’ll look to close out the season with . The additions of Rodney Hood and Skal Labissiere are welcome. Turning the 13th, 14th & 15th guys on your roster into a 5th through 8th guy and an upgrade at the reserve big position- even if it wasn’t the big move Portland fans were hoping for. Now the question is, how will the Blazers utilize...

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