According to a report from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Portland Trail Blazers and Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to a deal that sends 6-foot-7 wing Rodney Hood to Portland in exchange for Canadian Nik Stauskas and third-year guard Wade Baldwin IV. He also can not carry a team in any consistent way, or, really, be counted on as a wingman for whoever happens to be the alpha scorer. Hood is averaging 12.2 points and 2.5 rebounds.
Hood had to agree to the trade because he signed a one-year, $3.4 million qualifying offer last summer with Cleveland, which granted him veto rights.
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The reported acquisition of Hood is big for the Blazers (32-20), who now sit in the West's fourth seed with just over two months remaining in the season. He tied his career-high with 24 points in a season-opening win over LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers.
Stauskas, meanwhile, is moving onto his fifth team since being drafted by the Kings with the eighth overall pick in 2014 while Baldwin was playing on a two-way contract.
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Canada's Stauskas, 25, averaged 6.1 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists with the Trail Blazers this season. He also has been with Texas Legends of the NBA's G League. His averages through 56 career games are 3.1 points and 1.4 assists. A restricted free agent last summer with hopes of a long-term contract, Hood ended up accepting a one-year, $3.47 million qualifying offer from the Cavs on September 9. "Being a part of a trade doesn't always mean you're not a good player - it means they want to do something different for their organization".
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