LOS ANGELES — Rodney Hood participated Tuesday morning at the Utah Jazz shootaround, but has been ruled out for tonight’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center. Hood injured his left calf late in Friday night's game in Minnesota.
Also forward Joe Ingles is listed as probable for tonight’s game after suffering from “G.I. distress.” It wasn’t a good morning for Ingles, who was fined $15,000 by the NBA for a groin hit on Steven Adams in Saturday night’s win over Oklahoma City.
“It was the same as yesterday — (Hood) did non-contact stuff, shooting and going through the offense and a few defensive breakdowns that weren’t live,” said coach Quin Snyder, who didn’t speculate on when Hood might return to the lineup.
Also Tuesday morning in Los Angeles, Dante Exum underwent surgery on his right shoulder that was injured earlier this month in an exhibition game against Phoenix.
The Jazz announced Tuesday afternoon that the surgery was "successful" and that Exum will return to Salt Lake City to begin rehab. He remains out indefinitely, the team said.
“We’ve corresponded with Dante throughout this whole time,” Snyder said Tuesday morning. “We’re excited for him to get back, and I know he’s excited and enthusiastic about rehabilitating and trying to get back.”
The Jazz-Clippers game begins at 8:30 MT, some 150 minutes after Game 1 of the World Series gets underway a few miles up the road at Dodger Stadium.