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By InsideHoops.com February 4, 2019 12:05 p.m. ET The Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired guards Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin IV and two future second round draft picks from the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for guard Rodney Hood. Previously a two-way roster player, he was signed to a standard National Basketball Association contract with Portland on March 12, 2018.

Portland (32-20) is now fourth in the Western Conference behind the Nuggets, Warriors and Thunder. It's possible they'll deal Alec Burks or J.R. Smith before Thursday's deadline.

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In 45 starts with Cleveland this season, Hood has averaged 12.2 points, 2.5 rebounds, and two assists in 27.4 minutes per game. It is worth noting that he is also on an expiring deal, so whether or not the Blazers decide to offer him a new contract this summer remains to be seen.

Baldwin, who was taken by Memphis with the 17th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, is a reserve guard that has only appeared in 16 games this season. That allowed him to not only become an unrestricted free agent this July, but also afforded him the chance to veto trades that didn't appeal to his interest. The eighth overall pick in 2014 out of MI by the Sacramento Kings, Stauskas (6-foot-6 and 205 pounds) averaged 6.1 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 44 games for the Blazers this season, shooting.419 from the field and.344 from 3-point range. He signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract with Portland in March 2018, but has spent extensive time in the G League.


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