With the Houston Rockets in the midst of the Western Conference Semifinals, Danuel House, Jr. won’t be around to experience the results. House was abruptly asked to leave the NBA bubble in Orlando after information surfaced that he welcomed an unauthorized female COVID tester into his hotel room. After further investigation, the NBA confirmed that House did in fact violate COVID safety protocols.
“The NBA has concluded its investigation of a recent violation of campus health and safety protocols. The findings are that (i) Houston Rockets forward Danuel House had a guest in his hotel room over multiple hours on September 8 who was not authorized to be on campus and (ii) no evidence was found that other players had contact with the guest or were involved in the incident.”
“Mr. House is leaving the NBA campus and will not participate with the Rockets team in additional games this season.”
The Rockets can’t afford to lose a player with the team down 3-1 in their conference series versus the Lakers. Prior to exiting the bubble, House was averaging 11 points and 6 rebounds per game in the playoffs.