Former Meridian High School standout Rodney Hood will reportedly return to the Portland Trail Blazers next season.
On Sunday evening, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Hood, who was traded to the Trail Blazers in early February from the Cleveland Cavaliers, agreed to a two-year, $16 million contract with Portland. He finished the 2018-19 season with 11.2 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game.
He had a standout postseason performance in Game 6 of the Trail Blazers’ second-round series against the Denver Nuggets when he scored 25 points, a career playoff high for him. The Trail Blazers won that game 119-108. He also scored 19 points in Game 3 of the series, hitting the decisive 3-pointer with 17.8 seconds remaining in the fourth overtime to help Portland edge Denver 140-137.
NBA free agents cannot officially sign a contract until July 6 but can agree to terms ahead of that date.