We’re now up to three signings in the past 24 hours for the Milwaukee Bucks: Bobby Portis, Semi Ojeleye, and now Rodney Hood:
Free agent F Rodney Hood has agreed to a one-year deal with the Milwaukee Bucks, agents Ty Sullivan, Austin Brown and Aaron Mintz of @CAA_Basketball tell ESPN. Another perimeter shooter for the Bucks in pursuit of defending their title.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 3, 2021
The Raptors are planning to release Hood, and upon clearing waivers, Hood intends to sign the deal with the Bucks. https://t.co/6QvQGYW5cV— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 3, 2021
Hood, who turns 29 years old in October, is fresh off a season in which he split his duties between the Portland Trail Blazers and Toronto Raptors. A career 36.7% three-point shooter, he’s bounced around a bit in his NBA career, though he’ll be asked to likely fill a relatively limited role with the Bucks.
He’ll also be joining with a little bit of playoff experience to his name having appeared in a total of 44 post-season games during his time with the Utah Jazz, Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Blazers (though his go-around was in the 2019 playoffs).
Finally, it should be noted that he tore his left Achilles tendon in December of 2019. I can’t credibly claim to know how much that has impacted his game since returning, but if he needs any further help getting his body right, he’s coming to the right training staff.
We’ll update this post with more details once we have them!