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Rodney Hood’s Summer Camp

Giving back is bound to feel good

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2018 NBA Finals - Game Four
CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 08: Rodney Hood #1 of the Cleveland Cavaliers attempts a layup over Shaun Livingston #34 of the Golden State Warriors in the first half during Game Four of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 8, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. 
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One of the nicer things some NBA guys do is to go back to their hometowns and states and hold camps for young players.

Carlos Boozer, as we saw the other day, is doing one in Juneau and fellow former Blue Devil Rodney Hood is doing his own in Mississippi. He says this:

“It’s my duty. When I was younger and coming through, guys gave back, and was able to go to camps, get better and be around my friends. It’s just my turn to do the right thing and do a free camp for the kids. It’s just one way of giving back.”

He also covers all the expenses which is really great too.

His NBA future may be coming into focus as well: Hood is looking for a short-term deal with his current team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, who prefer to lock him in at a cheaper rate for more years. Negotiations have reportedly stalled.

Several other teams are interested though and he’s a restricted free agent, so whether it’s Cleveland or someone else, he’s likely to get close to what he’s looking for which is a chance to have a big year and then max out next summer.

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