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Stotts: Hood Will Be Worked Into Rotation ASAP, Layman May Sit

Portland Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts spoke to Rip City Mornings about the trade.

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With the acquisition of Rodney Hood, Terry Stotts has another player that requires minutes. While Hood is listed as a shooting guard, he’s more accurately referred to as a “wing” - a guy that can slot at either the two or the three.

With CJ McCollum entrenched at the two, Hood is going to eat minutes at small forward. What does this mean for Maurice Harkless and Jake Layman? Dan Sheldon from Rip City Radio tells us:

This would be a tough break for Layman, who has played himself into the rotation. On the season, Jake is averaging seven points and nearly three rebounds per game. Over his last 10 games, Layman is putting up 12.6 points per night on 54 percent from the floor.

Is this the right decision? Or should Harkless see less time? Let us know in the comments!