A Cavs Player Refused To Enter The Game Last Night

A Cavs Player Refused To Enter The Game Last Night

Hood won't be able to improve those numbers if he doesn't play.

After losing his usual spot in the Cavaliers' rotation in Game 4, Hood refused to enter the game in the fourth quarter, multiple sources told The Athletic's Jason Lloyd.

So, when Lue pegged him for garbage time with 7:38 remaining and the Cavaliers leading 110-80, Hood reportedly refused to fill that role, and the Cavaliers turned to veteran Jose Calderon to close it out.

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Hood, who was the only member of the Cavs not to log any minutes last night, only played in 39 minutes through the first three games, scoring just two points on 1-of-9 shooting.

The Cavaliers will meet the victor of the Boston Celtics-Philadelphia 76ers series in the Eastern Conference Finals. For the playoffs, Hood has posted a plus-minus of -67.

The Cleveland Cavaliers completed a sweep of the top-seeded Toronto Raptors on Monday night thanks to an impressive performance from the team's role players.

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He's a restricted free agent this summer and could have improved his bid for a long-term contract with a good showing in this postseason.

Cleveland Cavaliers' Rodney Hood reacts during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Friday, April 6, 2018, in Philadelphia. Even at an affordable rate, you also have to wonder if the Cavs will want to keep him around after this.

Hood missed games multiple times down the stretch with a lower back strain and a sore left Achilles, but Lloyd reported that "according to multiple people who witnessed the exchange, this had nothing to do with stiffness and everything to do with a young player pouting".

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According to Lloyd, Cavs GM Koby Altman plans to meet with Hood to get his side of the story, though there are reports that a suspension could be in play. 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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