The Portland Trail Blazers’ Rodney Hood is out against the Atlanta Hawks due to an ongoing issue with back spasms, reports Casey Holdahl. Holdahl added that Hassan Whiteside will be available to play, and Skal Labissiere is available to play as well. Labissiere sprained his left ankle in a loss to the Brooklyn Nets.
Rodney Hood (back spasms) will not play tonight vs. Hawks.— Casey Holdahl (@CHold) November 11, 2019
Hassan Whiteside (left ankle) is available, Skal Labissiere (left ankle) is a game-time decision.— Casey Holdahl (@CHold) November 11, 2019
Skal Labissiere (left ankle) is available for tonight’s game— Casey Holdahl (@CHold) November 11, 2019
The return of Whiteside and Labissiere leaves the Blazers less short-staffed than anticipated.