Ranking all 25 Duke basketball players in the NBA this season

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Former Duke basketball star Rodney Hood, now with the Portland Trail Blazers (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /

13. 34. Scouting Report. Forward. 6th NBA season. Rodney Hood. player. Pick Analysis

  • Games played this season: 21
  • Games started this season: 21
  • Minutes per game: 29.5
  • Points per game: 11.0
  • Rebounds per game: 3.4
  • Assists per game: 1.5
  • Blocks per game: 0.2
  • Steals per game: 0.8
  • FG percentage: 50.6
  • 3-point percentage: 49.3
  • FT percentage: 77.8

Unfortunately, after several clutch performances in the playoffs last season, a ruptured left Achilles tendon on Dec. 6 cut short the 2019-20 campaign of former Duke basketball sharpshooter Rodney Hood. But as mentioned at the beginning of this article, injuries do not affect rankings here. So let’s instead judge the 6-foot-8, 210-pound Mississippi native for what he was before the injury and by his positive outlook despite the injury.

“Obviously, I wish I was out there playing,” Hood recently told Trailblazers.com writer Casey Holdahl in anticipation of returning next season, “but I think I’ll be a better player once I go back because the game is slowing down for me. I’m able to watch a little bit more and take things from it. I’m looking forward to it. I’m trying my best to be patient, but it’s been good.”