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Cavs' Hood refused to enter game in 4th quarter

Cavs' Hood refused to enter game in 4th quarter

The Cavs hammered the Toronto Raptors 128-93 to complete the four-game sweep in the Eastern semifinals, and in the fourth quarter Hood declined when the coaching staff tried to send him onto the court. In his 21 games (11 starts), he played well and became a big part of the rotation with an average of 25.3 minutes a night. Rodney Hood refused to go into the game during the fourth quarter Monday, multiple sources told The Athletic, angering a number of teammates and those within the organization.

According to The Athletic's Jason Lloyd, Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue attempted to substitute Hood in for LeBron James with a 30-point lead with seven minutes, 38 seconds to play. The Cavaliers can match any offer he receives on the open market, but you wonder how many teams will be willing to pay up for a player who has underperformed in the playoffs for two years running and is now refusing to play.

"This is not him as a person at all, he's a team player and wants what's best for the team", one source familiar with the discussion told Vardon.

Acquired at the trade deadline from the Utah Jazz in a deal involving Derrick Rose and Jae Crowder, Hood is a restricted free agent at the end of the season. A suspension is in play.

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The decision from the redshirt junior, delivered via Twitter , wasn't unexpected, although he didn't disclose where he was headed. He can step right in and play for a name brand coach in Frank Solich, and do so in an offense that is tailored to his style.

"Hood refused to go in, multiple sources confirmed".

"The Cavs' front office and Hood had a conversation Tuesday morning, and Hood feels badly for causing a distraction at a time when the focus should be on Cleveland's sweep of the Raptors and spot in the conference finals". He has averaged just 4.6 points and shot less than 40 percent from the field, missing his last 10 3-point attempts.

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. It would have been Hood's first appearance in the game.


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