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REPORT: Rockets Will Send House To G League After Contract Talks Stall

Two sides could not agree on a long term deal

January 16, 2019 - 1:00 am

HOUSTON (SportsRadio 610)- With the 45-day clock on his two-contract ticking the Rockets will reportedly send Danuel House Jr to the Rockets G League affiliate in Rio Grande Valley after the two sides could not come to an agreement on a new contract.

Raymond Brothers, House's agent, told Fox 26 Tuesday night the Rockets originally offered his client a three-year minimum non-guaranteed contract, similar to what Gary Clark signed in December. The Rockets agreed to guarantee the entirety of the contract, which would've paid House around $4 million, but Brothers wanted the team to convert his two-way contract into a standard NBA deal, which would've made House a restricted free agent this summer. A player on a two-way contract must have his deal converted to a standard NBA contract when he accrues 45 days in the NBA. Days spent in the G League do not count against that clock. 

House signed his two-way deal December 6 after the Rockets waived him two prior. He's averaged nine points in 25 games with the Rockets, the last 12 as a starter with injuries to Chris Paul and Eric Gordon.

The 25-year old Houston native played in one game two seasons ago with the Washington Wizards after going undrafted out of Texas A&M. He was waived by the Golden State Warriors at the end of training camp this season after appearing in 23 games with the Phoenix Suns. 

The Rockets had hoped to give House the roster spot that became open when they traded Michael Carter-Williams to the Chicago Bulls last week, but now the team will look fill that opening by signing a wing to a 10-day contract.