Rodney Hood left the court 30 seconds before the game started forcing Donovan Mitchell into his first start of his career. In what was an odd situation, the referees were about to tip it off, but Rodney Hood walked off the court. Rodney Hood does have a history with pregame jitters. Hopefully the Utah Jazz starting shooting is okay as the Utah Jazz are already down Exum and Neto.
Remember Rodney Hood has a history of jitter issues, wonder if the season opener got to him.— Ben Anderson (@BensHoops) October 19, 2017
Timeout Utah; Jazz 8, Nuggets 7. 7:16 left in the first quarter.— Kyle Goon (@kylegoon) October 19, 2017
Not all that much falling yet. We haven't gotten official word on Hood.
Rodney Hood left the game with gastric distress. He is still in his warmups.
[2nd UPDATE 7:24PM]
Rodney Hood has checked back.