Cleveland Cavaliers

Cavaliers won't discipline Rodney Hood for refusal to play

Cavaliers won't discipline Rodney Hood for refusal to play

Rodney Hood's playoff problems now extend to off the court.

Hood, who has seen his role reduced during his first postseason with Cleveland, will not be fined or suspended for refusing to enter Monday night's Game 4 blowout win over the Toronto Raptors in the fourth quarter, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.

Hood feels bad about the incident that happened with 7:38 left in the fourth quarter, and he expressed remorse on Tuesday to team officials about becoming a distraction, said the person who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.

The person said disciplinary actions against Hood "were...

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