As first reported by The Athletic, Hood refused to check into Game 4 when Cavs coach Tyronn Lue attempted to sub him in during a timeout with 7:38 remaining in the fourth quarter and Cleveland up 110-80. The Cavs are not viewing Hood's decision as an "act of defiance", the team source told ESPN, and Lue did not take it as a personal slight.
No explanation was offered following the game, but a report from The Athletic indicated the team was weighing a possible suspension during the Eastern Conference Finals.
Hood feels bad about the incident that happened with 7:38 left in the fourth quarter, and he expressed remorse on Tuesday to team officials about becoming a distraction, said the person who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation. "Hood dressed quickly and was one of the first players out of the locker room after the game".
During Monday's Game 4 against the Raptors, the Cavaliers role-players finally stepped up, giving LeBron James a bit of relief from his Atlas-like duties of carrying the franchise on his shoulders. He averaged just 10.8 points in 25.3 minutes per game over 21 regular-season games with the Cavs. Hood, 25, was acquired on February 8 in a trade with the Utah Jazz as part of a three-team deal that also brought George Hill to Cleveland.
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Success! An email has been sent with a link to confirm list signup. "Instead, Hood refused to go in, multiple sources confirmed". Hood won't be able to improve those numbers if he doesn't play. The Raptors have been swept by the Cavs for the second consecutive year and it's their third straight playoff exit at the hands of the Cavaliers.
"Rodney, he could be better".
Hood will be a restricted free agent this summer. Through the first three games, the former Duke Blue Devil scored two points on 1-of-9 shooting from the field in 39 minutes of action.
Since then, Hood has reportedly apologized to general manager Koby Altman for his refusal and plans on apologizing to the rest of the team once they're reunited.