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After A Slow Start, Rodney Hood Excels For Jazz

Former Duke star was honored by the NBA for his play in April.

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Mar 28, 2015; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood (5) shoots the ball during the second half against the Oklahoma City Thunder at EnergySolutions Arena. The Jazz won 94-89.
Mar 28, 2015; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood (5) shoots the ball during the second half against the Oklahoma City Thunder at EnergySolutions Arena. The Jazz won 94-89.
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Although Rodney Hood struggled for part of his rookie season with a foot injury, he has made an impression: he was named the Western Conference Rookie of the Month for April.

The Jazz seem to appreciate him as well.

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He's going to take a couple of weeks off and then get back to work.