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Rodney Hood Injury: Updates on Jazz SG's Head and Return

Utah Jazz gourd Rodney Hood (5) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)
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Joe PantornoFeatured Columnist IVJanuary 9, 2017

Utah Jazz point guard Rodney Hood suffered a head injury against the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday. However, he has been cleared to return to the lineup.

Continue for updates.

Hood Active vs. Grizzlies

Friday, Mar. 4

The Jazz announced Hood will play against Memphis on Friday.

Hood's Return Provides Boost to Backcourt as Playoffs Approach

Hood has shown flashes during his young career that he could be something special for the Jazz. The 6'8" guard entered Wednesday night ranked third on the Jazz in scoring with 14.9 points per game.  

He combines a physical frame with solid skills on the ball along with a decent outside game. 

In order for him to take the next step in his career though, he'll have to improve on a three-point shooting percentage that has been at 36.5 percent in each of his first two years.

Regardless of his development, he's been one of the more consistent scorers in a Jazz offense that is one of the worst in the league. Entering Wednesday night, the Jazz averaged 98.0 points per night. Only the Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers have scored less than Utah. 

His skill set and play earned him the starting job with the Jazz over the likes of Alec Burks, but it was solidified after Burks went down with a broken ankle in December. According to the timetable of eight to 10 weeks reported by Jody Genessy of the Deseret News, Burks should be back soon.

 

Stats courtesy of Basketball-Reference.com.

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