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Sixers strike again with Danuel House Jr. deal for 2 years, $8.5 million

Philadelphia Sixers, Danuel House Jr.

As expected, the Philadelphia Sixers have been among the more active teams over the early hours of this year’s NBA free agency period. After coming to terms with P.J. Tucker on a free agent contract, they have also hauled in Danuel House Jr. on a deal, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The contract agreement between the 76ers and House is a two-year, $8.5 million one.

HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto further adds that the second year in House’s new deal is a player option. More so, Sixers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey reportedly used the team’s bi-annual exception to bring in the veteran guard.

House had quite a roller-coaster 2021-2022 campaign, as he featured for three different teams. For one, he signed three 10-day contracts with the Utah Jazz, and the team later opted to put pen to paper on a contract deal with him for the remainder of the year. He played in 25 total regular season games for the Jazz, and he also took part in their Western Conference first-round clash against the Dallas Mavericks, logging at least 12 minutes played in each contest of the series.

In the weeks leading up to the start of free agency, House’s name was linked with multiple teams, including the Sacramento Kings. Nonetheless, he is now the latest former Houston Rockets player who Morey has reunited with.

From his streaky shooting from beyond the arc to his ability to exert a quality impact on the defensive side of the ball, House can emerge as a keen contributor for Philadelphia off of the bench in the coming season.