Cavs' Hood refused to enter game in 4th quarter

One player is creating his own Cavaliers mutiny

The Athletic's Jason Lloyd reported after Cleveland's 128-93 victory that Hood refused to enter the game in the fourth quarter, "angering a number of teammates and those within the organization".

One role player that wasn't seen on the court was Rodney Hood, who reportedly refused to enter the game with just over seven minutes left in the fourth quarter and the Cavaliers holding a healthy lead.

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.

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.

"(Hood) is not built for (the playoffs)", an opposing executive texted Lloyd before the postseason began. They've already have more than enough in the previous year, which plays benefits Hood's benefit this time.

Osman may get the first crack at those minutes off the bench when the Cavs play either Boston or Philadelphia in the conference finals.

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Hood started Game 1 against IN, but after the Pacers beat the Cavs by 18, Lue changed his lineup.

Hood only played seven minutes in the Cavs' Game 7 victory over in, and played a reduced role in the second round against Toronto.

Hood met with Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman on Tuesday and apologized for not checking into the game, according to ESPN. His scoring average dropped from 16.8 points per game with the Jazz this season to 10.8 points with Cleveland.

Hood will be a restricted free agent this summer.

Hood has been shooting under 40 percent from the field in the playoffs, and just 13.3 percent on 3-pointers. "We're trying to win a championship", an unnamed Cavaliers player told The Athletic about Hood's behavior.

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