Rodney Hood's Optimistic Reaction to Joining Cleveland Cavaliers

David Liam Kyle  

  Jazz Acquire Jae Crowder and Derrick Rose in Three Team Trade        Utah sends Rodney Hood to Cleveland and Joe Johnson to Sacramento

David Liam Kyle Jazz Acquire Jae Crowder and Derrick Rose in Three Team Trade Utah sends Rodney Hood to Cleveland and Joe Johnson to Sacramento

Cleveland just completed a deal that sends Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye and their 2018 first-round pick to the Los Angeles Lakers for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance, Jr.

The Cavaliers traded Derrick Rose to the Jazz in a three-team deal ahead of the deadline on Tuesday, but according to The Vertical's Shams Charania, Utah is likely to buy out his contract.

For those that wanted to see a shakeup in the National Basketball Association, the final hours before the trade deadline didn't disappoint.

Hood averaged career highs in points per game (16.8) and field goal percentage (42.4) before the trade.

The Cavaliers get Rodney Hood from Utah, while Jae Crowder and Derek Rose will head to Utah.

Hood, Hill, and Johnson were amongst some of the biggest names being thrown out in trade talks leading up to the deadline. This season, the number of plays the Kings have run for him when he's on the floor is about 17 percent and his overall offensive rating is 100.4.

The Cavs didn't just acquire some talented pieces in Hood and Hill, but they also sent away players that just weren't working for them. Hood made all eight of his free-throw attempts as part of the Jazz's 28-of-33 effort from the line. The Jazz brought back Jae Crowder and Derrick Rose from the Cavaliers. He has competed in the postseason eight times, appearing in 83 games (72 starts) and averaging 13.1 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.05 steals in 34.3 minutes.

At this juncture, I would add that he comes on one of the most team-friendly deals in the Association. Basically, who would be interested in a below-average point guard who has grown fond of disappearing randomly in the middle of the season?

The Cavaliers continue to make moves.

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