Trail Blazers

Rodney Hood is expected to be ready to go when 2020-21 season starts

Trail Blazers

This offseason the Trail Blazers have shown their ability to retain their own guys. 

After opting out of his player option as more of a financial decision, Rodney Hood, re-signed with the Blazers over the weekend.

Hood, who ruptured his left Achilles against the Los Angeles Lakers on Dec. 6 2019, has had nearly a year to recover from the injury.

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And now we know he should be ready to start the season when it begins on December 22nd, as Trail Blazers president of basketball operation Neil Olshey announced Monday.

With Rodney, he’s certainly tracking towards being available opening night. He’ll basically be one-year post surgery by the time opening night comes around. He’s done a great job with his rehab.

Neil Olshey on Rodney Hood

The 28-year old averaged 11.0 points and 3.4 rebounds in just 21 games played as the Trail Blazers' starting small forward last season.

This season, the Blazers see Hood as more of a shooting guard or a wing in general rather than only a small forward with the way this year's roster is made up. No matter what position he plays, it will be great to see the veteran wing  back out on the court again.