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Rodney Hood was held out of Monday's game against the Thunder due to a thigh contusion, Jay Allen of NBC Sports Northwest Rip City Radio 620 reports.
Coach Terry Stotts mentioned that Hood suffered the injury Sunday and was scratched following pregame warmups. There has been no timetable set for the return on Hood and fantasy owners should keep an eye on updates regarding the veteran guard.
Rodney Hood scored a season-high 21 points on 9-for-14 shooting while adding two rebounds, two three-pointers, two assists and a steal in 25 minutes during Monday's 125-104 loss to the Spurs.
With CJ McCollum out with a foot injury, Hood picked up the start for the Blazers. The 28-year-old guard had by far the best game of his season as Hood has struggled scoring just 18 total points over 11 games. Hood should see an increase in minutes with McCollum out for four weeks and is worth picking up in 14 team fantasy leagues and deeper.
Blazers SG Rodney Hood will start in place of injured SG C.J. McCollum (foot) on Monday versus the Spurs.
With Hood slotted to start in place of McCollum he will be a popular DFS option on Monday. So far this season Hood is averaging 1.6 points, 1.3 rebounds, and 1.4 assists across only 13.1 minutes per game this season.
Rodney Hood scored three points on 1-for-6 shooting with three rebounds, one assist, and one three-pointer over 13 minutes on Saturday as the Blazers beat the Hawks.
Hood continues to struggle with his shot and is shooting just 19.4% from the floor over 11 games to start the season. The veteran swingman missed most of last season with an Achilles injury and is still working his way back into shape.
Rodney Hood did not score going 0-for-1 from the field and grabbed one rebound over 10 minutes on Thursday as the Blazers lost to the Pacers by a 111-87 score.
Hood has been working his way back after suffering an Achilles injury last season. The veteran swing man has not been good this year averaging just 1.5 points on 20% shooting over 10 games. Hood should be left on the waiver wire by fantasy owners.