Report: Rockets’ Danuel House being investigated for bubble violation

Rockets forward Danuel House
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Clippers guard Lou Williams became the face of violating the NBA’s bubble protocols when he – while on leave for a memorial service – got photographed visiting a strip club (to get chicken wings, he said).

Rockets forward Danuel House might join Williams in the bubble-recklessness spotlight.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

If House didn’t bring coronavirus into the bubble, there should be narrow consequences.

But even narrow consequences could be detrimental to Houston. Really, they probably already have been.

With a tight rotation, the Rockets ran out of gas late in their Game 3 loss to the Lakers. A solid 3-point shooter and active/versatile defender, House fits well in Houston’s micro-ball system.

At least Robert Covington is expected to play in Game 4 Thursday.

And at least the 27-year-old House – who’s under contract for two more seasons (at $3,717,000 and $3,894,000) – won’t have to enter free agency coming off this episode.