The Jazz did not give up on Kanter, he wanted out. OKC traded him, the Knicks waived him so the Jazz were not the only people seeing flaws in his game. However, I will give Kanter Kudos for playing well since going to Portland and playing hurt. As far as Hood goes, he failed being the guy. He has really struggled since leaving the Jazz. I am happy for him because I think Rodney is a good guy but he is too inconsistent. He also seemed to pout a little once he realized he wasn't going to get paid like he wanted to get paid.