The consensus among NBA insiders is that Rodney Hood cost himself a significant amount of future earnings in free agency after struggling to find his way in the playoffs, Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com writes. Hood made slightly under $3.39M this past season and is set to become a restricted free agent once the league’s new year begins July 1.
Sources tell Vardon that the Cavaliers still like Hood and can envision a future with him on the team. The shooting guard fell out of the rotation during the latter half of the team’s postseason run before playing 52 minutes over the team’s last two NBA Finals contests. He finished the postseason with a plus/minus of -92 in a total of 260 minutes.
Here’s more from around the Eastern Conference:
- The Heat would like to find a way to keep Wayne Ellington on the team, sources tell Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. Miami will likely look to trim salary and avoid paying the luxury tax, meaning it may not be able to compete with rival suitors for Ellington’s services.
- TCU’s Kenrich Williams will work out for the Knicks on Wednesday, Adam Zagoria of SNY reports (Twitter link). Williams is projected to go in the second-half of the draft and New York holds the no. 36 overall pick.
- The Sixers will work out a half dozen prospects on Wednesday, according to a team press release. Bruce Brown (Miami), Stephen Brown (Bucknell), Jevon Carter (West Virginia), Bryant Crawford (Wake Forest), Duncan Robinson (Michigan), and Maverick Rowan (Lakeland Magic) will all participate in drills at the team’s training facilities in Camden, New Jersey.