Cavs Reportedly Won't Punish Rodney Hood for Refusing to Enter Game 4

Final Thoughts: On a series sweep, a poorly timed 'SNL' skit and Rodney Hood's fourth-quarter antics

As first reported by The Athletic, Hood refused to check into Game 4 when Cavs coach Tyronn Lue attempted to sub him in during a timeout with 7:38 remaining in the fourth quarter and Cleveland up 110-80.

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.

He was acquired from the Utah Jazz in a three-team deal in February.

Cleveland guard Rodney Hood will not be suspended or fined for refusing to enter the game in the fourth quarter of the Cavaliers' blowout victory over Toronto on Monday, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports.

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.

Hood has struggled so far this postseason.

"Hood finally lost his place in the rotation Monday when Lue went with rookie Cedi Osman instead".

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

The veteran swingman saw his minutes decrease in Round Two after averaging 6.3 points in 18.9 minutes per game in the first round against the Indiana Pacers.

Monday's game, which finished the sweep of the Raptors in front of the home fans, was the ideal chance for Hood to gain some rhythm, with almost nothing at stake and plenty of minutes to hoist from distance. Had Hood played in the final minutes, he could have changed Cavaliers head coach Ty Lue's perception about him.

According to Lloyd, Cavs general manager Koby Altman plans on meeting with Hood to hear his side of the story before making a decision on his future with the team moving forward.

Hood will be a restricted free agent this summer.

That shooting slump carried over to the Raptors series, with Hood shooting a miserable 1-of-9 from the floor in just 39 combined minutes across four games. "We're trying to win a championship".

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