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Cavs not disciplining Rodney Hood for not entering Game 4

09 May, 2018, 01:18 | Author: Drew Briggs
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Hood, who started in Cleveland's Game 1 loss to the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, has struggled throughout his first postseason with the Cavs.

Rodney Hood hasn't clicked with the Cavaliers offense since joining Cleveland in February, and on Monday night his frustrations boiled over to the point where he refused to enter the game in the midst of a fourth quarter blowout against the Raptors.

"This is not him as a person at all, he's a team player and wants what's best for the team", said a source, familiar with the discussion.

With Cleveland leading 110-80 and on its way to sweeping the series, the Cavs called a timeout to replace superstar LeBron James.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are headed to the Eastern Conference finals, but it wouldn't be complete without a little bit of drama.

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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 started Game 1 against IN, but after the Pacers beat the Cavs by 18, Lue changed his lineup. In Game 4, rookie Cedi Osman leapfrogged Hood's spot in Lue's rotation for the first time this postseason; Osman filled in with five points on 2-for-5 shooting (1-for-3 from 3), two rebounds and two assists in 21 minutes. However, Hood refused to enter the game which reportedly angered some of his teammates.

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

So far in the postseason, Hood is shooting 39.6% from the field and an bad 2 for 15 (13 percent) on 3-pointers. "We're trying to win a championship", a Cavs player told Lloyd. But the 25-year-old, considered a threat from beyond the arc, struggled mightily against IN, making just two of his 12 attempted 3-pointers.


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