Storyline: Rodney Hood Injury

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“It’s tough,” he said before a workout at UCSF Mission Bay. “But at this point, it’s lay everything on the line. If I’m a liability out there on either end, I think I’ll be doing a disservice to my team and I think I wouldn’t play. But I’ve just got to battle though it. Everybody is banged up at this point on both teams. Enes (Kanter) has been fighting his shoulder thing since the first round. If I can go out there and jog around and do whatever I can to help, I’m going to be out there.”

The following is a medical update on Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood, who has missed the last five games due to a right knee bone contusion as well as a Grade 1 lateral collateral ligament (LCL) sprain suffered in a win over Milwaukee on Feb. 1: Hood was re-examined last night by the Utah Jazz medical staff, the results of which show that the symptoms of his injury continue to improve. In order to allow the injury proper time to heal, he will continue to receive treatment and is expected to return to play following the NBA All-Star Break. Further updates will be provided when appropriate

Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood is expected to be inactive until after the All-Star break, league sources told The Salt Lake Tribune on Saturday night. Hood has missed the past four games with a bone contusion on his right knee, coupled with a Grade 1 lateral collateral ligament (LCL) sprain, after sustaining a right knee hyperextension on Feb. 1 against the Milwaukee Bucks. It was the second time that Hood has sustained that type of injury this season, having originally injured it on Jan. 14 late in a victory against the Orlando Magic.

Jazz starting shooting guard Rodney Hood is expected to miss Saturday’s matchup against the Charlotte Hornets with a hyperextended right knee, but an MRI Hood underwent Thursday morning showed no structural damage, The Salt Lake Tribune has learned. Hood injured the knee making a move to the basket on Wednesday night in a win over the Milwaukee Bucks. It was the same knee Hood injured a few weeks ago against the Orlando Magic. Hood missed time following that game with a bone contusion. This latest injury is not believed to be as serious.
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May 27, 2019 | 3:33 am EDT Update
This latest edition of “Will Kawhi Leonard Stay In Toronto?” started from a simple, celebratory Instagram Live video from Kawhi’s sister, Miesha Slayton. After the Raptors’ Game 6 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, Slayton took to Instagram for a live session. We could see as she was reading off comments from fans from all over the world. But then, a voice in the background shouted, “They know darn well he ain’t gonna be there next year.”
Storyline: Kawhi Leonard Free Agency
Slayton would eventually take down the Instagram Live video, which seemingly produced the opposite result she wanted and fueled rumors even more. Without even knowing who the voice belonged to, NBA fans took hold of that anonymous comment as proof that Leonard would leave Toronto after this single season. NBA Twitter seemed to speculate — out of nowhere — that the voice belonged to Leonard’s uncle. But according to Slayton, the voice neither belonged to her uncle nor a member of her family. She posted to Instagram that the voice was just a Raptors hater that she was watching the game with. She told a Raptors Republic contributor that her uncle wasn’t even in California.