Salman Ali: Christian Wood and Danuel House are both out tonight, per Stephen Silas. Both are possibilities to play tomorrow.
Alykhan Bijani: #Rockets Injury/Status: Dante Exum (NWT-R Calf Strain) Eric Gordon (Out-R Groin Strain) Danuel House (Out-R Knee Contusion) Rodions Kurucs (NWT–L Oblique Strain) Davis Nwaba (Questionable–R Wrist Strain) Victor Oladipo (Out–R Quad; Injury Maintenance) PJ Tucker (NWT) John Wall (Out–L Knee Contusion) Christian Wood (Out–R Ankle Sprain)
Adam Spolane: Rockets have ruled out Eric Gordon and Danuel House Jr from tonight's game. They join David Nwaba, Rodions Kurucs and Christian Wood as unavailable. The Rockets will have 8 players available against the Nets. Jeff Green and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot are out for Brooklyn
Salman Ali: Danuel House (who dealt with shoulder issues throughout the season): "I'm completely healthy. The break kind of gave a lot of people a chance to recover [from injuries]."
Jonathan Feigen: Clint Capela and Danuel House Jr. both upgraded to probable for the Rockets against the Trail Blazers on Monday. Capela (concussion) missed the past two games and House (bruised back) the past three games.
Christopher Hine: Danuel House also out for the Rockets tonight. Wolves are getting the Houston split squad tonight.
Mark Berman: Mike D’Antoni says Clint Capela out tonight and tomorrow night. Danuel House out tonight, 50-50 tomorrow. Says Russell Westbrook will probably be out tomorrow for load management. Says Ben McLemore in the starting lineup tonight. pic.twitter.com/eez9WdBdBG
Salman Ali: Danuel House is out for the Rockets, Mike D'Antoni confirms. Ben McLemore will start tonight.
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets F Danuel House Jr. is out for the second half with a bruised back. He took a hard fall in the first quarter.
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets F Danuel House Jr. turned his left ankle late in Saturday's game, but said after he was 'OK.' No sign of a limp then and I'm told looks the same today. No practice today so he won't really test it until tomorrow in New Orleans.
Mark Berman: Mike D'Antoni says @Danuel House (inflamed toe) is not available. Says "good chance next game."
Salman Ali: Danuel House has an inflamed toe. He's questionable for tomorrow, per Mike D'Antoni. pic.twitter.com/33MSshckmI
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets announce they have waived Danuel House Jr. and assigned Isaiah Hartenstein to the RGV Vipers in the G League.
Wizards forward Danuel House's visit with a specialist on Monday brought bad news, as the rookie has been diagnosed with a fracture in his right wrist. That's according to head coach Scott Brooks, who shared the news before Wednesday's game in Oklahoma City.
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Marcus Thompson: Draymond said he loves the We Believe squad and what they did to spark the Warriors. He said Stack, Barnes, J-Rich are his guys. But … “We ain’t no We Believe 2.0. We got three championships.”
The resilience that helped Murray push through a trying professional start wasn’t entirely organic, though. It was molded through heartbreak; a glimpse at why he is the way he is only fortifies the belief that Murray is a person worth investing in. Years before he was a Spur, when even the thought of playing in the NBA was a different universe over, Murray faced a nightmarish adolescence, perfused by grief, terror and harrowing uncertainty. “It’s a story that’s never been heard before because I was in the streets for real, for real. I didn’t live off of nobody’s name,” he says. “It ain’t nothing to brag about. This s— is crazy when I wake up. I’m playing in the NBA. I’m on a video game. I have fans that buy my jersey. It still don’t feel real. I’ve been here five years; I feel like it’s a dream still.”
Every player who makes the NBA is a miracle. Every story is spruced with dabs of luck, a trail of serendipity, cosmic happenstance and mounds of adversity that were eventually cleared. For Murray, the mere fact that he’s still alive and free is its own tall tale. “I feel like the path I took to get here,” he starts, “what I had overcome, nobody ever overcame. Nobody’s ever been in my situation and made it to where I’m at today.”
“I’m in the stage right now where I’m trying to figure out how I’m going to tell my story to motivate the world and allow the world to know who Dejounte Murray is,” he says. “I’ve been real quiet and to myself about it, because it traumatized me. To this day it haunts me still. If you just think of the streets, a young kid in the streets, gangbanging, around drugs and just doing anything to get money, that was what it was. That’s what I was. I wouldn’t even say I was taught that. It was that or it was no way.”
When Murray was first arrested in middle school, it didn’t phase him. “Juvenile? That was nothing to me at 11 years old. I wasn’t scared; I wasn’t nervous, because I knew what to expect from going to jail.” His relationship with violence was frequent, felt in the body-numbing sensation that takes over after hearing a close friend or cousin has been fatally shot. His mother was in and out of prison and his father wasn’t always around. “I love my mom to death. My dad, me and him are still working on ways to become closer,” Murray says. “He wasn’t a deadbeat, but neither one of them were full-time parents.”
Looking back, Murray says that lifestyle was less a choice than a fate he was born into. “As crazy as it sounds, I’m not the only one in my family that went through the worst. My whole family, from my grandma … I heard stories about my great-grandma being a part of gangs and being crazy and doing the worst. You hear the word cycle, like it’s just a cycle; it’s passed down from generations. Everything was passed down to us. Selling drugs or doing whatever in the streets, it was normal to my family.”
Murray bounced from one apartment to the next, one hotel room to another. Couch to couch. His mother was kicked off state housing the first time he was arrested. Evictions weren’t uncommon. “I don’t even have a favorite cartoon. That’s how much I was in the streets. You know what I’m saying?” Murray says. “I can’t even tell my daughter I had a favorite cartoon growing up, and that f—- with me. That bothers me a lot.”