Tiger Pounce on July 9th Beijing time on July 7, the Portland Trail Blazers officially announced that the team has completed the contract extension with guard Rodney Hood. According to previous reports, Hood’s contract extension with the Blazers is $16 million for two years.
Compared with other teams, the contract offered by the Blazers is not the largest, but Hood eventually chose to return to the Blazers.
When talking about this decision, Hood said: "I have also considered the contracts offered by other teams. As a player, you have to do your duty, just like the team did. But what I think about is the one that will make me happyThese factors. Where can I adapt? Sometimes you hesitate when making a decision. What makes you truly happy? I had a separate communication with my wife. We talked a lot, we talked late, and everything was about long-term. Where is our home in this alliance? Where can I be the best self? Where can my family adapt? All of these appeared in our conversation, and the answers to all questions also pointed to Portland. "
Last season’s playoffs, Hood averaged 14.7 points per game in the Western Conference semifinal series against the Nuggets, shooting 58% from the field and 50% from the three-point range, helping The team reached the Western Conference Finals for the first time in nearly 20 years.
"Rodney Hood did us a lot last season," said Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts. To a veryIt is not easy for a mature team, which is very different from the situation where you fill a vacancy on a team. But he did it, and he became part of the team. He found his own way, and obviously, he brought great help to the team. "
The Blazers’ playing style, team lineup, and team culture are important reasons that attract Hood to stay. For these, Hood is willing to make some sacrifices in terms of contract amount.
"My family and I have had a lot of in-depth thinking," Hood said. "Obviously, I had a good time here. The first few months I came, I was traded here. The fans here Really accepted me, as well as the coaching staff, teammates and the community. I feel that this is where I really want to stay. I really feel that way. I think this is the best decision for me. "
"Happiness means a lot to me," Hood added."I know that my family also knows this about me. This is where I want to stay, and I will do whatever I want to stay here. "
In the 2018-19 regular season, Hood averaged 26.3 minutes, 11.2 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists.