2019 NBA free agency tracker: Grades for every deal so far

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Rodney Hood: 2 years, $16 million (Portland Trail Blazers)

The Portland Trail Blazers may have dropped the ball on bringing back Al-Farouq Aminu based on the team-friendly contract he’ll be signing with the Orlando Magic, but at least they did well to bring back Rodney Hood on a more than manageable deal.

It’s a short-term gamble for Hood, who averaged 9.6 points per game and shot just 34.5 percent from 3 in his 27 regular season appearances in Rip City. However, he came to life in the playoffs, hitting several big shots to help the Blazers advance to the conference finals despite his numbers staying relatively level.

Hood is a solid two-way wing for the Blazers and will take on a more prominent role next season despite the addition of Kent Bazemore. This isn’t a show-stopping return by any means, but for a team with limited flexibility, it’s a sound move.

Grade: B