Rodney Hood expressed remorse, won't be disciplined by Cavs

Rodney Hood expressed remorse, won't be disciplined by Cavs

Game 4 between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors will go down as a DNP-CD for Rodney Hood, but it appears to have been anything but a coach's decision. However, the 25-year old guard refused to enter the game, which angered some of his teammates.

Hood is a very good player but he's had a bad playoffs so far, averaging only 4.6 points on 39.6 percent shooting. Hood's recent action may also affect his chance of returning to the Cavaliers next season as the team could just let him walk away as a restricted free agent and look for a better replacement in the upcoming offseason.

It goes on: "A number of veterans huddled around him during the timeout and tried talking sense into him, but Hood still refused to go, so Jose Calderon subbed into the game instead".

Hood met with Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman on Tuesday and apologized for not checking into the game, according to ESPN.

The Cavs could easily suspend him for conduct detrimental to the team - and while that will make little difference for someone now clearly out of the rotation - it will take some checks away until he starts caring.

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The Pacers routed the Cavs 98-80 in Game 1, and Lue changed up his starting lineup afterward, playing Kyle Korver with the first unit and bringing Hood off the bench.

According to Yahoo's Jordan Schultz, Hood will not be suspended.

Hood has struggled so far this postseason.

The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Toronto Raptors 128-93 in Game 4 on Monday to hand Toronto a sweep. It's not a stretch to think that Hood didn't want to be seen as an end-of-game minutes-eater when he's hoping to grow his value to potential suitors.

Although Gordon Hayward's departure last summer was disappointing for the Utah Jazz, the void did create an opportunity for Rodney Hood.

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