The Houston Rockets are struggling with some injury concerns heading into tonight’s game against the Washington Wizards, as both Chris Paul and Gerald Green are expected to sit out. So, in a move designed to provide some depth, the Rockets signed 6’6” swingman Danuel House from the team’s Rio Grande Valley Vipers G-League affiliate.
A Texas native and former University of Houston and Texas A&M standout, House was having a fine year in the G-League, averaging 17.5 points and 6.3 rebounds in 15 games.
He’s known for his ability to fill it up, shooting 39 percent in 42 career games in the G-League, though he didn’t approach that in 23 games last year with the Phoenix Suns, hitting just 26 percent from downtown.
He also spent some time with the Washington Wizards, where he originally signed as a UDFA, and he was later signed to a training camp contract this past summer with the Golden State Warriors before joining with the Vipers.
He’s supposed to be with the team tonight in Washington, though it’s unknown if he’ll actually play. He could help the team with his athleticism, but by most accounts, he’s still a pretty raw player.
This also has to bring up some concern about CP3, who’s now missed his second straight game. With the team fallen back to .500 and badly in need of some mojo, they need all hands on deck, and it’s yet to be reported why Paul isn’t playing again tonight. It was deemed a “rest” day Saturday against the Cleveland Cavaliers, but if that’s really the case tonight as well, Paul must be really tired.