The Houston Rockets are set to get back a very valuable role player. He’s been away from the team for awhile after dealing with contract issues.
Guess who’s back? The Houston Rockets are getting the fan favorite forward Danuel House back on the roster very soon after the two sides dealt with contract issues surrounding his two-way deal for the last two months.
While I’ve seen a couple of outlets crediting Shams for this one, the true news-breaker here is Kelly Iko of The Athletic. Here is the information he shared on the subject through Twitter.
Danuel House likely to have his two-way contract converted as early as tomorrow, league sources told The Athletic.
— Kelly Iko (@KellyIkoNBA) March 12, 2019
This is huge for the Rockets. While the team has been clicking well to the tune of nine straight wins, the extra depth is just what the doctor ordered. Iman Shumpert has struggled a bit in that role so far, partially due to injury, and House can come in and make an immediate impact.
During his 25 games in Houston, House made an immediate impact that couldn’t be ignored. His ability on both ends of the court were perfect fits for the system and he always gave 100%.
When injuries to key players occured, the Rockets turned to House to fill in as a starter. During Harden’s heroics, House was a key contributor that also kept the team alive in the playoff hunt.
As a starter in a not super small sample size (12 games), Danuel shot a blistering 48.1% from 3 on 2.1 attempts, 4.3 makes per game. That’s absolutely incredible and he was the best shooter on the team during that stretch, easily. His athleticism was amazing to have on fast breaks, too. He was pretty much a super role player during this stretch.
Since the contract negotiations, though, he’s had to play in the G League. He played well there, of course, as he is an NBA player. Let’s hope that his return won’t be affected at all by taking two months off, essentially.
If his contract is converted tomorrow, the Rockets could have him in uniform for their game against the Warriors. That would be huge as they look to sweep the season series.