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January 17, 2019, 12:48 amRodney Hood - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
Rodney Hood posted 20 points on 7-of-15 from the field on Wednesday night as the Cavs fell in Portland.
Hood added four rebounds and two assists to fill out his hollow line, though he did hit all six free throws. He's dealt with Achilles issues lately and was still on a bit of a minutes limit tonight but at least he was able to stay productive. Alec Burks was less fortunate with seven points in 24 minutes. This is a deep-league situation when both are healthy.
January 11, 2019, 11:36 pmRodney Hood - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
Rodney Hood played on a minutes limit on Friday thanks to a sore left Achilles tendon and as expected did not do much in 18 minutes, posting six points, two rebounds and two assists.
Hood is simply too unreliable and too often injured this season to be used even in deep leagues. He needs to string together at least three solid games before he earns our trust.
January 11, 2019, 6:22 pmRodney Hood - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
Rodney Hood (sore left Achilles tendon) said he will play on Friday vs. the Rockets.
Hood also said that his minutes will be limited. He had been playing pretty well (top-100) in the two weeks prior to his injury but he’s better suited for deeper formats considering the depth in Cleveland’s backcourt and his inability to stay healthy.
Source: Joe Vardon on Twitter
January 10, 2019, 6:35 pmRodney Hood - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
Rodney Hood (sore left Achilles) is listed as questionable for Friday's game.
Hood dealt with an Achilles injury earlier in the season, so the Cavs could be a little more cautious this time around. Look for him to get in a practice before returning. Alec Burks will take Hood's minutes, but Jordan Clarkson is the preferred backcourt option for fantasy.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 9, 2019, 5:38 pmRodney Hood - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
Rodney Hood (left Achilles soreness) will not play against the Pelicans on Wednesday.
Hood has missed the last two games, and it's not shocking that he's out tonight with the Cavs on a SEGABABA. We'd imagine he needs at least one practice before returning. Alec Burks will dominate the shooting guard minutes again. Jordan Clarkson remains Cleveland's best backcourt option from a fantasy perspective, but his minutes are safe no matter who is or isn't playing.
January 7, 2019, 5:44 pmRodney Hood - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cavs have listed Rodney Hood (left Achilles soreness) as out for Tuesday's matchup with the Pacers.
Hood wasn't able to practice on Monday and will sit for his second straight game. If you've been itching to use Alec Burks for whatever reason, now's your chance.
January 7, 2019, 1:21 pmRodney Hood - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
Rodney Hood (left Achilles soreness) did not practice on Monday but was able to get some work in after practice officially ended.
Hood's been on and off the floor over the last couple of weeks with this Achilles problem, missing four games and then returning for a pair before sitting out on Saturday. Consider him questionable for tomorrow, with Alec Burks the biggest beneficiary if Hood can't play. Jalen Jones has also emerged as a rotation player and is someone to watch in 30-teamers.
Source: Chris Fedor on Twitter
January 5, 2019, 6:44 pmRodney Hood - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
Rodney Hood (left Achilles soreness) will not play against the Pelicans on Saturday.
Hood returned for two games after missing four with the same Achilles issue, and clearly it's still bothering him. He scored a quick 12 points last night but settled down after a hot start and is only a deep-league option, as his bushels of lackluster statlines would suggest. Alec Burks should see a nice boost tonight, putting him on the map as a stream option in 12-team formats. Among other beneficiaries will be Pat McCaw, Jalen Jones and maybe Jaron Blossomgame.
Source: Greg Swartz on Twitter
January 5, 2019, 2:23 pmRodney Hood - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
Rodney Hood (left Achilles tendon soreness) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Pelicans.
Hood missed four games with the Achilles issue but has played in the last two. It seems like he is not completely over his injury and the Cavs might rest him on the second night of a back-to-back. He has been a late-round value all season in standard leagues but there are likely more exciting options out there.
January 4, 2019, 10:02 pmRodney Hood - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
Rodney Hood failed to turn heads in the right direction on Friday, producing a pedestrian line that featured 12 points on 3-of-6 shooting with five rebounds, two triples and one steal.
Hood simply does not do enough and on a consistent level to be worth owning in 14-team leagues or shallower. He has marginal appeal in deep leagues right now. If there's a guard you should consider owning in the Cavs, it's Jordan Clarkson, who unfortunately did not do much in this game either with 12 points on 6-of-12 shooting, one assist and one steal. Yup, it's slim pickings in The Land right now.
January 2, 2019, 9:54 pmRodney Hood - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
Rodney Hood (Achilles) returned from a four-game absence on Wednesday night, playing 26 minutes in a start and posting 13 points, two rebounds, one assist, two steals, a block and three 3-pointers.
Hood also shot 5-of-7 and played pretty well considering his layoff. Unfortunately it's going to be tough for him to really separate from the rest of a crowded group. Alec Burks also started and had nine points in 27 minutes while Pat McCaw played 18 minutes, Matthew Dellavedova also saw 18 minutes, and David Nwaba wasn't even around to chip away at the margins. Hood and Burks are the best bets but we're still in the 16-team neighborhood.
January 2, 2019, 5:21 pmRodney Hood - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
Rodney Hood (Achilles) will be available for Wednesday's game vs. Miami.
Hood may not return to a full workload right away, but once he's up to speed he likely returns to the starting lineup. With Alec Burks, David Nwaba and newcomer Patrick McCaw, Hood is only a deep-league option in what could be a muddy situation.
Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter
January 2, 2019, 1:53 pmRodney Hood - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
Rodney Hood (Achilles) is questionable to play on Wednesday.
Hood was able to go through parts of Monday's practice and appears ready to return. He might not jump back into the starting lineup right away but he figures to take that spot eventually. Alec Burks, Patrick McCaw and David Nwaba are all challenging him for minutes, and Matthew Dellavedova might affect that group as well. It's only a deep-league situation.
December 31, 2018, 2:06 pmRodney Hood - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
Rodney Hood could play on Wednesday if he responds well to Monday's partial practice.
Hood has missed the last four games with his Achilles issue and needs to return to the court to carve out his minutes in the rotation. Alec Burks and the newly-acquired Patrick McCaw are going to be challenging him the rest of the way, as will David Nwaba when he returns from his own injury. This situation should only affect those of you in 16-team leagues, as using either Hood or Burks in anything shallower is basically a roll of the dice for a decent scoring night.
Source: Spencer Davies on Twitter