What's going on with apparently disgruntled Cavs guard Rodney Hood?

What's going on with apparently disgruntled Cavs guard Rodney Hood?

Per Lloyd, head coach Tyronn Lue had called for Hood to sub in for LeBron James with 7:38 remaining in the game and blowout victory firmly in hand for Cleveland. During a timeout, several players surrounded Hood to encourage him to enter the game, but he refused.

After struggling with inconsistency and not being able to rise to the No. 1 scorer role with the Jazz over the first half of the season, Hood has experienced a diminished role with the Cleveland Cavaliers since being traded in February.

A day after the Cleveland Cavaliers finished off a four-game sweep of the Toronto Raptors in their first-round playoff series, the biggest story around the team is not their sudden revival after a sluggish first-round series nor their chances against (probably) Boston in the upcoming conference finals.

Rodney Hood refused to enter the game when summoned in the fourth quarter Monday, angering a number of teammates, according to multiple sources.

Hood played significant minutes in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Pacers, averaging 6.3 points per game in 18.9 minutes across seven games.

"(Hood) is not built for (the playoffs)", an opposing executive texted Lloyd before the postseason began.

Hood started Game 1 against IN, but after the Pacers beat the Cavs by 18, Lue changed his lineup. He was the only Cleveland player to log zero minutes in Game 4.

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.

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. But the pending restricted free agent refused, despite the efforts of his teammates to "talk sense" into him. He has averaged just 4.6 points and shot less than 40 percent from the field, missing his last 10 3-point attempts. "We're trying to win a championship".

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