The Cavaliers acquired Hood at the February 8 trade deadline from Utah.
Instead, it's the antics of swingman Rodney Hood, who will reportedly apologize to his teammates after refusing to enter the game during the the final minutes of the Cavs' Game 4 victory Monday night.
Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue gestures during the first half of Game 3 of the team's NBA basketball second-round playoff series against the Toronto Raptors, Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Cleveland.
"(Hood) is not built for (the playoffs)", an opposing executive texted Lloyd before the postseason began.
Rodney Hood refused to enter the game when summoned in the fourth quarter Monday, angering a number of teammates, according to multiple sources.
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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 Cavs advanced to the Eastern Conference finals by sweeping the Raptors.
Hood met with Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman on Tuesday and apologized for not checking into the game, according to ESPN.
Hood scored just 2 points on 1-of-9 shooting in three appearances against the Raptors.
Hood started Game 1 against IN, but after the Pacers beat the Cavs by 18, Lue changed his lineup. The 25-year-old is averaging 4.6 points in 17 minutes and hasn't looked comfortable in Cleveland's offense.
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. "We're trying to win a championship", a Cavs player told Lloyd.