Trail Blazers acquire Rodney Hood from Cleveland

Dec 5 2018 Cleveland OH USA Cleveland Cavaliers guard Rodney Hood drives to the basket against Golden State Warriors guard Andre Iguodala during the second half at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 5 2018 Cleveland OH USA Cleveland Cavaliers guard Rodney Hood drives to the basket against Golden State Warriors guard Andre Iguodala during the second half at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Adding talent ahead of Thursday's National Basketball Association trade deadline to boost their playoff push, the Portland Trail Blazers obtained guard Rodney Hood on Monday in a deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He also can not carry a team in any consistent way, or, really, be counted on as a wingman for whoever happens to be the alpha scorer.

Hood has been averaging 12.2 points, 2.5 rebounds and two assists per game with the Cavaliers and has plenty to offer a contending team like Portland. As of Sunday afternoon, the Trail Blazers were 32-20 and fourth in the West standings, while the 11-42 Cavs had the third-worst record in the league.

The Cavs have acquired six second-round draft picks, and one first-rounder, since the start of the season.

Stauskas and Baldwin are also in the final year of their contracts. It is possible they will deal Alec Burks or J.R. Smith before Thursday's trade deadline.

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Stauskas signed a one-year, $1.6 million free agent contract with the Blazers on July 5. Stauskas has played in 44 Blazers games this season, averaging 6.1 points in 15.3 minutes per game. His career average is 3.1 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 56 games. He signed a one-year, $3.4 million USA qualifying offer last summer.

Baldwin, who was taken by Memphis with the 17th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, is a reserve guard that has only appeared in 16 games this season.

"It's good to know people appreciate you", Hood said at shootaround Saturday morning.

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