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

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In the first three games of the series, Hood scored a combined total of two points on 1-of-9 shooting over 39 minutes. "We're trying to win a championship", a Cavs player told Lloyd.

Hood "feels bad", according to the source, and he plans to apologize to his teammates and coaching staff in person as soon as they get back together after a couple of days off following a 4-0 sweep of the Raptors in the Eastern Conference semifinals. "Rodney, he could be better", Lue said before Game 4, according to Lloyd.

Earlier in the game, rookie Cedi Osman came in with the second unit and played the minutes that had been going to Hood in Lue's rotation. He's 2-for-15 from 3-point range in the postseason and a team-worst minus-67 in 170 playoff minutes.

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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.

Cleveland Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue had the luxury of emptying his bench during the fourth quarter of Game 4 last night, as the Cavs routed the Raptors 128-93 en route to a four-game sweep. As reported by Jason Lloyd at The Athletic, Cavaliers swingman Rodney Hood refused to enter the game in the fourth quarter, despite pleas for him to do so from his coach and some veteran teammates.

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. Even at an affordable rate, you also have to wonder if the Cavs will want to keep him around after this.

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Hood headed to the locker room, dressed quickly and left soon after, according to The Athletic.

The Cavaliers acquired Hood from the Utah Jazz at the trade deadline as part of their midseason roster makeover.

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.

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