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Rockets forward Danuel House Jr. said while making progress in his recovery from a sprained right ankle including some on-court drills, he has not been able to target when he might return from the injury. “I think we’re getting closer and closer,” House said. “Just dealing with it the best I can. The staff is doing an unbelievable job. The coaching staff is working with me and prepping myself and getting ready. We’re doing a good job of rehabbing and taking our time and making sure it is handled in the right way. “The medical staff hasn’t really given me a precise date. I’m just going by rehabilitation and movements day-by-day until they give me the OK.”
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.
Connor Letourneau: Danuel House is expected to be available tonight for the Rockets.
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.
Coach Brooks says Danuel House has a fracture in his right wrist. No surgery expected. I’ve been told at least six weeks #DCFamily
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July 31, 2021 | 7:36 pm EDT Update
Shams Charania: Clippers F/C Serge Ibaka is exercising his $9.7 million player option for the 2021-22 season, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
Kelly Iko: The Houston Rockets have extended a qualifying offer to Armoni Brooks, sources tell @TheAthletic
Former Bluejays Mitch Ballock and Denzel Mahoney have joined Damien Jefferson in signing with NBA Summer League teams on Saturday. After both were not selected in Thursday’s NBA draft, Mahoney signed to play this summer with the Charlotte Hornets and Ballock with the Philadelphia 76ers.
July 31, 2021 | 6:10 pm EDT Update
Jordan Schultz: #Lakers are “very interested” in the prospect of signing Carmelo Anthony, per a league source. Melo has been linked to the Lakers as a possibility, given his friendship w/LeBron dating back to high school. Anthony drilled a career-best 40.9 percent from 3 last season w/Portland.