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Report: Rodney Hood declining $6M player option with Trail Blazers

Trail Blazers wing Rodney Hood and star Damian Lillard

PORTLAND, OREGON - FEBRUARY 21: Rodney Hood #5 and Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers look on prior to the second half against the New Orleans Pelicans during their game at Moda Center on February 21, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

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Trail Blazers wing Rodney Hood tore his Achilles in December.

Which made everyone think he’d exercise his $6,003,900 player option for next season.

But…

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

This looks like a risk for Hood, a 28-year-old who is now several years and a major injury from the early promise he showed with the Jazz. But I wouldn’t be surprised if he has a new a deal lined up.

When healthy, Hood is still a good 3-point shooter with some creation ability and enough size to convince teams he’ll defend.

Portland has Hood’s Bird Rights. But Gary Trent Jr. broke out in the bubble, and Robert Covington is incoming. Hood appears likely to head elsewhere.