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Hood apologizes for not entering game

Hood apologizes for not entering game

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.

As of now, it remains unknown why Rodney Hood decided not to play in Game 4.

A source told ESPN that Hood "feels awful" and plans on apologizing to coaches and teammates for his insubordination.

"This is the playoffs", an anonymous Cleveland player reportedly told The Athletic. According to a report from Jason Lloyd of The Athletic, Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue called on Hood with just over seven minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, but he declined to engage.

During Monday's Game 4 against the Raptors, the Cavaliers role-players finally stepped up, giving LeBron James a bit of relief from his Atlas-like duties of carrying the franchise on his shoulders. Jose Calderon entered the game instead.

Hood has struggled in the postseason.

General Manager Koby Altman and other members of the front office met with Hood to discuss the situation early Tuesday morning.

The move angered several teammates and people within the organization, but the Associated Press reports that Hood will not be fined or suspended for his actions and that he spoke to team officials in which he expressed regret, saying "didn't want to be a distraction". They did so without an appearance from Rodney Hood.

Hood, who enters the summer as a restricted free agent, was considered a building block for the Cavaliers, but now that seems very much in doubt.

His role diminished in the second round against the Raptors, averaging just 0.7 points on 11.1 percent shooting (going 0-for-3 from 3 in three games), 2.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 13.0 minutes per game.

Hood started Game 1 against IN, but after the Pacers beat the Cavs by 18, Lue changed his lineup.

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