Danuel House Jr. is back with the Rockets! The 25-year-old small-forward who was playing in the G-League since mid-January has indeed reached an agreement with the Texan franchise and has secured his spot in the squad until the end of the season.
Two months after his last match for the Rockets, Danuel House Jr. is back in the roster. According to The initial two-way contract just became a standard one until the end of the season. An essential signature for the Rockets. The player from Clutch City had indeed already reached the 45 days limit as a two-way player for the Rockets.
House Jr. will end the 2018-2019 season alongside James Harden, Chris Paul and Co. He will then become a restricted free agent this summer. The young winger got exactly what he wanted. Let it be known that last January, he refused two offers from the Rockets in order to test the market.
The first offer was a three-year contract with an unsecured minimum wage. The second was the same duration but with a guaranteed salary. Denied again. Danuel House Jr. clearly was being a little greedy but now, not only he has the opportunity to play for a title contender, but he will also be able test the market again in a few months.
Given what he has shown during his games with the Rockets, there are a few chances that other teams may show some interested.
House Jr. only played 25 regular season games with the Texan franchise as he started the season with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, the Rockets-affiliated G-League team. Usually, when a G-League guy arrives in the NBA, his impact is minimal. That is not Danuel’s case as he wasted no time and became very quickly an interesting asset in Mike D’Antoni’s team.