September 11, 2020, 5:56 pmDanuel HousePF, Houston Rockets
Danuel House (personal) has departed the bubble and will be out for the remainder of the season.
The NBA's investigation revealed that House had an individual in his hotel room for multiple hours. He broke protocol as a result, has left the bubble, and will not be playing in any future games. It's a rough ending to what had been a nice season for House, but he was unnecessarily careless and was ultimately busted in the process. He has left the Rockets hanging when they needed him the most.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
September 11, 2020, 5:36 pmDanuel HousePF, Houston Rockets
Danuel House will miss Saturday's Game 5 against the Lakers for personal reasons.
House already missed Games 3 and 4 of this series, and breaking bubble protocol could remove him from the rest of the Rockets' season entirely at this point. A potential 10-day quarantine is a crucial blow to the Rockets' ability to attempt a comeback in this series.
Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter
September 10, 2020, 5:24 pmDanuel HousePF, Houston Rockets
Danuel House, as expected, will not play in Game 4 against the Lakers on Thursday.
House is under investigation for a breach of bubble protocol, with the current reports claiming that he allowed a female COVID tester into his hotel room. House had previously been listed as out for personal reasons. It's a weird situation overall, with other reports lending credence to the idea that this has happened with more than just House, but the NBA must have something legit to hold him out of two playoff games. With a potential 10-day quarantine on deck depending on the results of the league's investigation, House's availability for the rest of the second round is very much in question.
Source: Kelly Iko on Twitter
September 10, 2020, 12:02 amDanuel HousePF, Houston Rockets
Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Wednesday night that Danuel House is under investigation for breaching NBA bubble protocol and may miss the remainder of the Western Conference Semifinals.
House was conspicuously absent from Game 3, and now we know why. It would be a massive blow for the Rockets if he were to be suspended or prevented from playing. House has been one of their most reliable players on both ends of the floor. Hopefully the league releases an update prior to Saturday's Game 5.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
September 9, 2020, 5:36 pmDanuel HousePF, Houston Rockets
Danuel House (personal) is listed as out for Thursday's Game 4 on the NBA's official injury report.
The official report isn't exactly set in stone but it doesn't bode well for House's availability tomorrow. It's been reported that House has not left the bubble, which means he could return quickly whenever he's ready, but until then the Rockets will spread his minutes around the rest of their bench group. Jeff Green, Ben McLemore and Austin Rivers figure to benefit the most.
Source: NBA Injury Report
September 8, 2020, 8:31 pmDanuel HousePF, Houston Rockets
Danuel House (personal) will not play in Game 3 vs. the Lakers on Tuesday.
Mike D'Antoni broke the news about House's unavailability on Tuesday afternoon, after the first conference semifinal matchup, between the Heat and the Bucks, had already tipped off. D'Antoni noted that his absence isn't due to a COVID-19 related issue but stopped short of discussing specifics. This is obviously understandable since D'Antoni cited personal reasons. House's loss will certainly be felt on the court (he scored 13 points and had five rebounds in Game 2). Hopefully everything is okay for House and his family.
Source: Tania Ganguli on Twitter
September 5, 2020, 6:00 pmDanuel HousePF, Houston Rockets
Danuel House (head) is not on the injury report for Game 2 against the Lakers on Sunday.
House left Game 1 on Friday after taking a shot to the head. He was unable to return but it would appear his absence was simply precautionary. The Rockets shocked the Lakers to take a 1-0 series lead and they will be looking to do the same on Sunday.
Source: NBA Injury Report
September 4, 2020, 11:40 pmDanuel HousePF, Houston Rockets
Danuel House (head) will not return to Friday's game against the Rockets.
House was originally not in concusion protocol but has now been ruled out for the game. There should be a clearer diagnosis after the game. House ended the night with zero points, missing all three shot attempts from downtown, adding just four rebounds and one steal to the box score.
Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter
September 1, 2020, 12:08 amDanuel HousePF, Houston Rockets
Danuel House came off the bench on Monday and scored 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting to go with two boards, an assist, three steals and two triples.
House has clearly been better on both ends of the floor in comparison to Eric Gordon, but the minutes (30 vs. 35) do not reflect that. Coach D'Antoni is set on playing Gordon more, which makes sense when you factor in political reasons and confidence issues, but from a production standpoint, House is obviously the better option.
August 31, 2020, 7:38 pmRussell WestbrookPG, Houston Rockets
According to head coach Mike D'Antoni, Russell Westbrook will play 25-30 minutes on Monday as he continues to work his way back from a right quad strain.
The Rockets have the chance to close out their series with the Thunder, but D'Antoni can't risk Westbrook's availability in future games by playing him too much. Westbrook received 24 minutes in Game 5 on Saturday, scoring just seven points. Danuel House will again assume a bench role for the Rockets.
Source: Mark Medina on Twitter
August 29, 2020, 9:25 pmRussell WestbrookPG, Houston Rockets
Russell Westbrook (right quad strain) returned to action on Saturday and showed a bit of rust as he went just 3-of-13 from the field to finish the game with seven points, six rebounds, seven assists and one steal.
Westbrook played a total of 24 minutes in this one as his minutes were capped for precautionary reasons. Despite the poor shooting performance, the takeaway is that he's finally healthy enough to play again. His return sent Danuel House Jr. to bench. House had an equally forgettable evening, posting just seven points on 2-of-10 shooting with eight rebounds, two assists, two 3s and one steal in 28 minutes.
August 22, 2020, 9:07 pmDanuel HousePF, Houston Rockets
Danuel House posted a double-double in Saturday's 107-119 loss in OT to the Thunder, registering 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting with 10 rebounds, three triples and one steal.
House has been a steady force for the Rockets as they adjust to the absence of Russell Westbrook (strained quad). He's been performing up to par as a reliable role-player for his team.
August 20, 2020, 6:24 pmDanuel HousePF, Houston Rockets
Danuel House had a great game in Thursday's victory over the Thunder, providing 19 points (6-of-13), nine rebounds, three assists and three triples.
House led the team with 39 minutes in a terrific performance on Thursday. James Harden and Eric Gordon struggled to find the net on Thursday so House's big performance was key in the victory. This might end up as his best performance of the series but he will continue to play a big role within the team's scheme moving forward.
August 17, 2020, 5:57 pmDanuel HousePF, Houston Rockets
Danuel House (left toe sprain) is not on the injury report for Tuesday's Game 1 against the Thunder.
After missing the final three games of the seeding period, House will return to the lineup on Tuesday. His injury was never deemed too serious and the Rockets were likely playing it safe given their first-round opponent was all but set. With Russell Westbrook (quad) already ruled out, there should be a few more shots to go around for players like House and Eric Gordon.
August 16, 2020, 3:51 pmDanuel HousePF, Houston Rockets
Danuel House (left toe sprain) was able to go through practice on Sunday.
It's expected that House returns to the lineup for Tuesday's Game 1 against the Thunder, but that will depend on how he's feeling after today's work. He missed the final three seeding games because of the issue, allowing Jeff Green to start in his absence.
Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter