Hood apologizes for not entering game

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Toronto Raptors game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals

Rodney Hood will reportedly not face any discipline from the Cleveland Cavaliers after refusing to enter their Game 4 win over the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Monday.

Hood "feels very 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.

Hood has missed his last 10 3-point attempts and averaged 4.6 points in the Cavaliers' first two playoff series.

The stunt certainly raised eyebrows across the organization.

The Cavs' front office, including general manager Koby Altman, met with Hood Tuesday and had a "great conversation", according to a source, and Hood expressed remorse for the incident.

"This is the playoffs". "We're trying to win a championship". "This isn't about you". "Rodney, he could be better", Lue said before Game 4, according to Lloyd.

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Cavs' Rodney Hood Angered His Teammates & Possibly Lost The Locker Room After His Game 4 Stunt

The biggest reason for Hood's frustration is that he's set to become a restricted free agent this summer, and his short time in Cleveland has already likely tanked much of his potential value on the market.

Hood has struggled in the postseason.

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. Hood dressed quickly and was one of the first players out of the locker room after the game.

Originally taken in with the 23rd overall selection of the 2014 NBA Draft out of Duke, Hood was acquired from the Utah Jazz at the trade deadline as part of the Cavs' radical roster makeover.

No explanation was offered following the game, but a report from The Athletic indicated the team was weighing a possible suspension during the Eastern Conference Finals.

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