The Houston Rockets could potentially be without Danuel House Jr. for the rest of their series against the Los Angeles Lakers as the NBA investigates a potential violation of bubble protocol.
According to a recent report by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Tim MacMahon, the NBA will be conducting a probe on the Rockets guard within the team hotel for a possible violation. House has denied having committed any violation.
Tuesday, House was listed as out for Game 3 against the Lakers due to personal reasons, and he remains listed as out for Game 4. According the Woj, the league hasn’t cleared him to play in Game 4, but there are discussions on the possible violation between the NBA and NBPA.
House was a late scratch for Rockets’ Game 3 loss to the Lakers due to “personal reasons” and is listed as "out" for Thursday’s Game 4 on the official injury report. Sources say league hasn't cleared him to play in Game 4 yet, but NBPA and NBA are discussing issue. https://t.co/VFY865aLlH— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 10, 2020
While there’s no word on exactly what rule House may have broken — ESPN’s sources say that House did not leave campus — he faces a possible 10-day quarantine if the NBA deems necessary. Even if Rockets-Lakers went to seven games, House wouldn’t see any more action for the rest of the series.
The Rockets desperately missed House’s contribution on both ends of the floor on Tuesday in their 112-102 loss in Game 3.