FILE- In this Jan. 29, 2019, file photo Cleveland Cavaliers' Rodney Hood, left, drives past Washington Wizards' Tomas Satoransky, from Czech Republic, in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Cleveland. The Cavaliers traded Hood to the Portland Trail Blazers. In exchange for Hood, Cleveland received guards Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin and a second-round pick in 2021 and 2023. The teams agreed to the deal on Sunday and completed their trade conference call with the NBA on Monday, Feb. 4. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Rebuilding Cavs trade forward Rodney Hood to Trail Blazers

February 04, 2019 - 9:52 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have traded forward Rodney Hood to the Portland Trail Blazers.

Cleveland is rebuilding and received guards Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin and a second-round pick in 2021 and 2023. The teams agreed to the deal Sunday and completed a conference call with the NBA on Monday.

Hood was in his second season with the Cavs, who acquired him at the deadline in 2018. He signed a one-year, $3.4 million qualifying offer last summer.

He'll give more scoring punch to the Trail Blazers, who are 32-20 and have the fourth-best record in the Western Conference. Hood is averaging 12.2 points and 2.5 rebounds.

The Cavs are collecting draft assets following a four-year run to the Finals. It's possible they'll deal Alec Burks or J.R. Smith before Thursday's deadline. Stauskas and Baldwin have expiring contracts.

To make roster room, the Cavs released guard Kobi Simmons from his second 10-day contract.

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