5. Let Hood walk
Before coming to Cleveland, Hood averaged 16.8 points for the Utah Jazz.
Hood didn’t turn out to be the type of star Utah needed, which is why I believe they were happy to send him to Cleveland.
However, he was still a very good player, which is why it was puzzling to see Hood get less-and-less playing time as the season wound down.
Some of that’s on Hood (not producing) and some of that’s on Ty Lue for not finding the best spots for his new arrival to succeed.
Hood was barely playable by the end of the season. He averaged 5.4 points and shot .167 from 3 during the postseason. His plus-minus of minus-93 was the worst of the NBA Playoffs.
An “NBA Insider” told Joe Vardon of the Cleveland Plain Dealer that Hood cost himself a ton of money by basically looking like he forgot to play basketball since coming to Cleveland.
Cleveland should be open to brining him back on a “deal,” but realistically, if everything goes according to plan, and the Cavs tank for awhile, all Hood will do is eat up cap space.