Utah Jazz: The 50 greatest players in franchise history

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All-time greatest Utah Jazz players: No. 32 Rodney Hood

  • Seasons with the franchise: Four (2014-15 to 2017-18)
  • Regular-season games played: 227
  • Averages as a Jazzman: 13.1 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.2 blocks
  • Shooting percentages: 41.7 from the field, 37.0 from three, 82.9 from the foul line
  • Playoff games with Utah: 11
  • Postseason averages: 8.9 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.5 steals, 0.0 blocks

As the Utah Jazz’s former selection at No. 23 overall out of Duke from the 2014 NBA Draft, Rodney Hood looked to be a budding star in the league across his first 3.5 seasons as a pro before landing with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2018 as part of a three-team trade.

Hood’s 16.8 points per game in 39 outings for the 2017-18 Jazz still stands as his top career mark.

But as someone thought to be the next Gordon Hayward among hopeful Jazz fans, Hood didn’t quite live up to expectations on a night-in, night-out basis. In fairness, though, the 6-foot-8 wing was part of the rebranding process under head coach Quin Snyder that now — three years since the Hood trade — has Utah slowly but surely finding an identity as a powerhouse.