Rodney Hood has veto power on any trade Cavs involve him
Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Rodney Hood is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after players in the trade market. Several teams have been rumored to be interested in acquiring the services of the Cavs shooter, but a certain clause in Hood’s contract stipulates that he will ultimately have the final say in any potential trade deal.
According to Joe Vardon of The Athletic, Hood has the power to veto any trade the Cavs may want to involve him in.
Because of the one-year Bird restriction as a result of signing the qualifying offer in the summer, Hood can veto any trade. The league put that stipulation in place since players would lose their Bird rights if they’re traded.
This puts Hood in an excellent position and gives him full control of his future. If he so pleases, he could stay in Cleveland to see out the rebuilding phase of the franchise. On the other hand, if he feels that playing for a lottery team is not for him, then he could opt to give the green light on a deal that will send him to a team with a more win-now mentality.
Rodney Hood is currently on an expiring deal and is due only $3.4 million this season. Not only is he going to be a serviceable two guard for any team that decides to trade for him, but the nature of his contract makes him a potentially valuable asset for a team that is looking to clear some cap space for next season.
Now on his second year with the Cavs, Hood is averaging 13.1 points (on 44.3 percent shooting from the field), 1.3 three-pointers, 2.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.8 steals, and 0.9 turnovers in 28.2 minutes per ballgame.