In an attempt to add another perimeter option with Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum, the Portland Trail Blazers reportedly acquired guard Rodney Hood from the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday in a three-player swap.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Portland sent guards Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin as well as two second-round picks to Cleveland for the 26-year-old Hood.
Portland has agreed to a deal to acquire Cleveland forward Rodney Hood for guards Nik Stauskas, Wade Baldwin and two future second-round picks, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 3, 2019
Acquired in a three-team trade with the Utah Jazz ahead of last season’s deadline, Hood is averaging 12.2 points on 36 percent shooting from distance during the 2018-19 campaign.
The former first-round pick from Duke is a career 37 percent shooter from three-point range. He adds much-needed secondary scoring behind Portland’s elite back-court tandem.
For the Cavaliers, this trade was about picking up future draft pick assets. Hood was set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.