Houston expected to extend qualifying offer to Danuel House Jr.
Though they haven’t done it yet, the Houston Rockets are expected to offer a qualifying offer to Danuel House Jr, according to a report from Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.
If and when the Rockets extend a qualifying offer to House, he will then become a restricted free agent. That means other teams will be able to offer him a deal, but Houston will have the opportunity to match.
The Rockets have not officially extended their qualifying offer to forward Danuel House Jr., but will make that expected move in the coming days, source said. That will make him a restricted free agent.
— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) June 26, 2019
House has been with the Rockets in some form since 2018. He’s spent time with the team’s G-League squad as well, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. However, in March of this year, Houston converted his then two-way contract into a standard NBA deal for the remainder of the season.
House could be a fine addition for a lot of teams. At 6-7 and 220 pounds, he can play both guard and forward. He also has an accurate stroke from distance, which could make him an appealing target in free agency. However, Houston is expected to match any reasonable offer that he receives.
In his 39 appearances with the Rockets this past season, House racked up averages of 9.4 points on 46.8 percent shooting from the field (41.6 percent from beyond the arc), 3.6 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 25.1 minutes per outing.