Rodney Hood is Rodney Hood. Every player is unique but for some reason we as fans or media always try to compare them to somebody. So here I am writing about who I thought he reminded me of a lot in summer league.
With the three ball, his ability to rebound and to go in the lane and score he reminds me very much of a young Rashard Lewis. Watch this and let’s see if you agree:
It took a couple years for Rashard to really start becoming a contributor to his team which I suspect will be a little different when it comes to Rodney. They do have other things in common though as Rashard was projected in some mock drafts to go as high as 15-16 and ended up falling to the 2nd round with pick 32. He had a chip on his shoulder and with that was able to become a great tandem alongside Ray Allen for some years in Seattle.
In his best season in 06′-’07’ he averaged 22.4 ppg, 6.6 rpg and 2.4 apg. His career average of 38.6% from behind the arc has allowed him to be one of the greatest 3 point shooters of all time.
What can Jazz fans expect from Rodney Hood? Let’s be patient and find out, but if I’m looking for someone that he can shadow it’d be Rashard Lewis as they have a very similar skill set and Rashard became a must see player for multiple years.
Rodney will become his own player and hopefully carve out a niche for many years to come within the Utah Jazz organization.