As training camp getting set to begin at the end of the month, Cavs announced that Rodney Hood accepted his one-year 3.4 million qualifying offer Monday.
He is set to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2018-2019 season.
Hood declines a multi-year contract on the table, worth 7 million a year. He was seeking a contract around 9 million a year.
Hood was required by the Cavs at the trading deadline last February from the Utah Jazz. Playing in a wine and gold uniform, he averaged 10.8 points a game and 2.6 rebounds in 21 games he played with Cleveland.
During the playoffs Hood struggled, only averaged 5.4 points and shot .167 begind the arc. After game one of the Pacers series, he fell completely out of coach Tyronn Lue’s rotation. However, he came back in during the Finals.
Now, with Lebron James now in L.A. can Hood be that replacement and be a second scorer for the Cavs behind Kevin Love?