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Top 10 NBA Rookie of the Year candidates

One year ago, who would have guessed the 2016-17 NBA Rookie of the Year would be awarded to Malcolm Brogdon?The Bucks swingman had a nice career at Virginia, of course, but the odds were stacked against him. He was the 36th pick in the draft, and the award traditionally goes to a top pick. Additionally, Brogdon isn’t a flashy offensive player, and he doesn’t put up jaw-dropping...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Jazz GM thinks Rodney Hood can be primary scorer: ‘It’s time for us to move on’

The Utah Jazz aren’t hanging their heads over Gordon Hayward’s departure.Speaking with the media on Wednesday, Jazz GM Dennis Lindsey said the team believes Rodney Hood can be a primary scorer, per Andy Larsen of KSL. The 24-year-old Hood averaged 12.7 points per game in 2016-17, his third season in the NBA. He was the team’s fourth-leading scorer behind Hayward, George Hill...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Rodney Hood expected the worst, but only missed one game with injury

Utah's Rodney Hood did not return against the Rockets last Thursday, requiring help to the locker room after rolling his ankle. X-rays were negative, however, and despite how bad the injury looked when it first happened Hood was listed as day-to-day on first projection. When the injury reports came out against the Heat, Hood was listed as questionable. He didn't play. "I was thinking...
Via FOX Sports
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Jedi & Jerms on the Jazz Episode 46: Utah Jazz – Under the Hood Without a Tower

This week on Jedi & Jerms – The impact of Jazz center, Rudy Gobert. What’s the bigger problem, bad offense or bad defense? Going under the hood – the struggles of Rodney Hood. And the Utah Jazz have a stretch of tough games over the next week. Plus, can the Jazz compete for an “elite” free agent? Alan makes the case why internal development is the best option. Send...
Via TornBySports
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Rodney Hood explains his stellar start: 'I just want to be myself'

There are those who doubt the Utah Jazz this season because of the team's supposed lack of a real point guard. Those people might want to tune in for a Jazz game at some point, because Rodney Hood has Utah's offense humming.His promotion to the starting lineup was something of a surprise just before the season started, since he spent the preseason working with the reserves. But that...
Via FOX Sports
November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Burks vs Hood

Editor’s Note: The following was written and submitted by Gerald Playle. Follow and interact with him on Twitter: @TheJerrbear1. As much as they are good guys, as much as they have skills and abilities that are valued on the court, and as much as Jazz fans want to see both working together and both to succeed, Alec Burks and Rodney Hood have a fight up ahead; and that fight is...
Via TornBySports
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Rodney Hood looks poised for a breakout sophomore season

By Alex Wood The Utah Jazz are in the mix for playoff contention in the Western Conference. Although pretty quiet in terms of offseason moves, the Jazz have developed a strong, young nucleus of Gordon Hayward, Rudy Gobert, and Trey Burke. After starting the season 19-34, the Jazz thrived after the all-star break, finishing the season with a 19-10 stretch. The 19-10 finish was emblematized by...
Via The Sports Quotient
August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Emergence of Rodney Hood

There are a few phrases you’ll constantly hear in Utah nowadays regarding the Jazz: “Gordon Hayward is a year away from being a consistent all-star selection, not many players can do what he does. “ “Two months ago I didn’t think I would ever say this but the Jazz will be a playoff team next year.” Yesterday I heard former Jazzman and current Utah Jazz TV Analyst, Thurl...
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Rodney Hood scores career-best 24 points as Jazz bury Hornets

  Rookie Rodney Hood set a career high for the second time in three games with 24 points, and the Utah Jazz extended their season-best win streak to six games with a 94-66 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night. The Jazz put together their most prolific first half of the season with a record-setting barrage of 3-point baskets. Utah hit 12 of 15 3-pointers to set a franchise...
Via Associated Press
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: free agents worth pursuing

Summer League The Utah Jazz have acquired plenty of young talent. Now it’s time to go after some veteran experience. There is still time in the free agent race to pick up a good player or two, salary cap willing. Not only is the ability there, but also the opportunity. There are some quality players still left on the wire. Among them: Eric Bledsoe, Ray Allen, Shawn Marion, Jameer...
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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