Rodney Hood Refused to Enter Game in 4th Quarter, Angered Multiple Teammates

Rodney Hood Refused to Enter Game in 4th Quarter, Angered Multiple Teammates

That disappointment apparently culminated with Hood refusing to enter Game 4 of the Cavs' Eastern Conferece semifinals-clinching victory over the Toronto Raptors on Monday night.

But he apparently had the chance to.

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. "We're trying to win a championship", an unnamed Cavaliers player told The Athletic about Hood's behavior. "This isn't about you".

There was some thought that Hood could be suspended for the incident, but multiple reports have said he will not be punished. Jose Calderon entered the game instead.

Hood was set to meet with Cavs management today, and a suspension was reportedly an option for punishment.

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The Ivory Coast worldwide reportedly has offers from Chinese league as well as a move to MLS, with City's sister club New York FC also going around.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are moving on to the Eastern Conference Finals, although they may be doing so without a current member of their roster.

On the outside looking in, it looked as if the Cavs had no issues throughout the game, but that was until the 4th quarter came and problems arose.

"(Hood) is not built for (the playoffs)", an opposing executive texted Lloyd before the postseason began. The 25-year-old is averaging 4.6 points in 17 minutes and hasn't looked comfortable in Cleveland's offense. Lue's decision could be based on Hood's performance in the first-round where he only averaged 6.3 points on 46.2 percent shooting from the field and 16.7 percent from beyond the arc.

Before the February trade deadline, the Cleveland Cavaliers traded for Rodney Hood with the hope that he could strengthen their chance of reclaiming the National Basketball Association championship title this season. He lost his spot in the Cavaliers' rotation when Lue opted to play rookie Cedi Osman over him.

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