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Former Cavaliers swingman Rodney Hood is expected to be a key contributor for the Blazers

Former Cavaliers swingman Rodney Hood is expected to be a key contributor for the Blazers

Rodney Hood made headlines on Super Bowl Sunday when news broke that the Cleveland Cavaliers had finally chose to ship him off to the Portland Trail Blazers.

It was just a matter of time before the Cavs were to trade away Hood. The second-round picks are in 2021 and 2023. Hood is set to make $3.4 million this season, becoming a free agent following the season's end. He is averaging 12.2 points and 2.5 rebounds this season.

The 6-foot-8, 206-pound Hood was selected by the Jazz with the 23rd overall pick in the 2014 National Basketball Association draft out of Duke. His 42 percent from the field is a career best. He spent his first season with the Kings before being traded to the Philadelphia 76ers, where he played for two-and-a-half years.

Golden State Warriors are keeping an eye on Hood as well, according to sources.

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In his third season out of Vanderbilt, Baldwin has been a bit-part player for the Blazers, averaging 5.9 minutes a night in 16 games this year.

The 6-4, 200-pounder was the 17th overall pick of the 2016 draft out of Vanderbilt by the Memphis Grizzlies, who waived him October 16, 2017.

Hood will give Portland some more scoring punch and can take some pressure off guards Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum.

The Cavaliers are continuing to add draft assets and are still pursuing trades for guard Alec Burks and JR Smith before Thursday's trade deadline.

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