Raptors delay Rodney Hood's contract guarantee to August

Toronto Raptors guard Rodney Hood (32) holds up Phoenix Suns forward Dario Saric (20) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 26, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

The Toronto Raptors announced that they're pushing Rodney Hood's contract guarantee date, which was originally slated for Tuesday, to Aug. 3.

Hood, who was acquired by the Raptors along with Gary Trent Jr. in a trade that sent Norm Powell to Portland, averaged 12.7 minutes, 3.9 points and 1.8 rebounds in 17 games played for Toronto.

Hood's contract totals $10.85 million next season, and the Raptors will be looking for a potential trade package for the guard/forward who is entering his eighth season in the league.

With the fourth overall pick in the NBA Draft, the Raptors are looking to take a prospect like Jalen Suggs to add depth at the shooting guard position.

The Raptors also extended qualifying offers to Trent Jr. and Nando De Colo Monday, which makes Trent Jr. a restricted free agent and retains the right to match, while De Colo's offer comes at no cost and they can withdraw for cap space.

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