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#pounditThursday, January 20, 2022

Report: Rodney Hood expressed remorse, won’t be disciplined by Cavs

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Rodney Hood made a selfish decision to refuse to check into his team’s Game 4 blowout win over the Toronto Raptors on Monday, but it does not sound like the immature act is going to cost him anything.

Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com reports that the Cavs are not planning to fine or suspend Hood and never considered doing so. Hood reportedly met with general manager Koby Altman and others members of Cleveland’s front office on Tuesday and “expressed remorse” over the incident.

“This is not him as a person at all, he’s a team player and wants what’s best for the team,” one source familiar with the discussion told Vardon. “He truly feels sorry for this even being an issue.”

Hood has not played well in the playoffs, and Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said before Game 4 that the 25-year-old guard “could be better” and knows it. He has averaged just 4.6 points and shot less than 40 percent from the field, missing his last 10 3-point attempts. He was the only Cleveland player to log zero minutes in Game 4.

Jason Lloyd of The Athletic, who originally reported on Hood’s refusal to check into the game, spoke with one player who did not sound pleased with Hood over the incident.

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