Hood refused to play in fourth quarter

Hood refused to play in fourth quarter

Though he averaged 14.7 points per game and shot 38.1 percent from three-point range in the regular season, his numbers have dipped to 4.6 and 13.3 percent, respectively. They've already have more than enough in the previous year, which plays benefits Hood's benefit this time. But with an attitude unbecoming of a player that's part of a championship contender aside from his poor play, Hood's chances of a lucrative deal may have vanished into thin air.

Hood was the only player not to play in Game 4, though the Cavs do not view what he did as an act of defiance, a source said. For the playoffs, Hood has posted a plus-minus of -67. It was the first time since joining the Cavs that Hood was clearly out of the rotation - and rightfully so.

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".

Yahoo Sports reported Tuesday that Hood was scheduled to meet with coach Tyronn Lue to discuss his decision to turn down playing time in the fourth quarter of Cleveland's series-clinching win at home on Monday night.

Whatever it takes, huh?

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In the long-term, Hood will become a restricted free agent this summer.

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.

It's an odd scene to watch play out at this point in the postseason, but it's also easy to see why Hood has been frustrated with his role on the Cavaliers of late. A suspension or fine would keep this a story, and the Cavs don't want that drama.

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

The Cavaliers acquired Hood at the February 8 trade deadline from Utah. However, ESPN reports that he has already apologized to Cleveland general manager Koby Altman and plans to say sorry to his teammates as well.

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