House (COVID-19 protocols) said Monday that he's anticipating being cleared to return for Tuesday's matchup against the Wizards, Ben DuBose of USA Today reports. "Hopefully I'll be back [Tuesday]," House said. "I'm planning on it."
Due to a combination of a back injury and health and safety protocols, House has not played in nearly a month, last taking the floor on Jan. 2 against Sacramento. He said his status will ultimately be in the hands of the Rockets' training staff, but it looks like House will have a good chance to return to the rotation Tuesday. Given the long layoff, his workload could be limited over his first few games back.
House (COVID-19 protocols) is expected to be sidelined through Friday's and Saturday's matchups with the Pistons and Mavericks, respectively, Cayleigh Griffin of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.
The 27-year-old was already ruled out for Wednesday's contest against the Suns, and he's not expected back until after the weekend road trip concludes Saturday. House hasn't seen game action since Jan. 2 due to a combination of the COVID protocols and a back injury.
House (COVID-19 protocols) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Suns, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Due to a combination of a back injury and COVID-19 isolation, House has not appeared in a game since Jan. 2. His next chance to play will arrive Friday in Detroit on the first night of a back-to-back that brings the Rockets to Dallas on Saturday.
House (COVID-19 protocols) has been ruled out for Monday's game at Chicago, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
House will be sidelined for the eighth straight contest while going through the COVID-19 protocols, and it's unclear when he's expected to return to action.
House (COVID-19 protocols) is out Saturday against the Spurs, Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic reports.
House is still self-isolating and will be out for a seventh straight game. His next chance to play arrives Monday against the Bulls.
House (COVID-19 protocols) is out Thursday against the Spurs, Adam Wexler of Sports Talk 790 reports.
The Rockets will be shorthanded Thursday. John Wall (knee) and James Harden (not injury related) have already been ruled out, while Eric Gordon (lower leg) is questionable. That should lead to plenty of minutes for the likes of Ben McLemore, David Nwaba, Sterling Brown and Jae'Sean Tate.
House (health and safety protocols) will not be available for Tuesday's game against the Lakers, Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic reports.
House has missed the last four games due to a back injury, but it looks like he'll now be sidelined due to possible COVID-19 exposure. House should be considered day-to-day while the Rockets conduct contact tracing, but it's possible he could miss more time as Houston heads out on a three-game road trip beginning Thursday in San Antonio.
House (back) won't play in Sunday's game against the Lakers, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle report.
The forward will miss a fourth straight matchup as he continues to deal with back spasms. David Nwaba will presumably continue to start in place of House on Sunday.
House (back) will not play in Friday's game against the Magic, Jonathan Feigen of The Athletic reports.
Back spasms have already kept House out of the last two games, and he's now set for a third straight absence. Expect David Nwaba to make another start in his place Friday.
House (back) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Pacers, Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic reports.
House will miss his second game in a row due to back spasms as he is reportedly "not moving very well right now," according to coach Stephen Silas. The 27-year-old's next chance to play will come Friday against the Magic. In his absence, Eric Gordon and Sterling Brown should see increased roles.
House (back) has been ruled out of Monday's game against the Mavs, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
This is the first we've heard of any back issues for House, so it's possible he tweaked it during shootaround or a pregame workout. Either way, House will be unavailable Monday, forcing the Rockets to use a fourth different starting lineup through five games. Eric Gordon, David Nwaba and Sterling Brown could all benefit in House's absence.
House recorded 11 points (5-6 FG, 1-2 3Pt), five rebounds and one assist in 28 minutes during Thursday's 122-119 win over the Kings.
The Rockets got most of the team back for Thursday after health and safety protocols ran their course. House remained a starter and matched his season-high 11 points during the win. Going forward, he will likely continue to see minutes in the upper-20s but should only have fantasy relevance in deeper leagues.
House will begin the season as the Rockets' starting small forward, Mark Berman of Fox 26 in Houston reports.
Coach Stephen Silas will roll with House over Eric Gordon, who will remain in a bench roll in an effort to bring more scoring to the second unit. House made a name for himself in 2019-20, setting career highs in both games played (63) and minutes per game (30.4). Fantasy-wise, House's high-volume three-point shooting is the primary appeal, but he's also a decent rebounder who averaged 1.1 steals per game last season.
House ended with six points (3-9 FG, 0-2 3Pt) and eight rebounds in 18 minutes during Tuesday's 112-98 preseason victory over the Spurs.
House looks set to take on a reduced role this season with the arrival of both DeMarcus Cousins and Christian Wood. The Rockets now have two traditional centers from which to choose, and the domino effect is likely to see House pushed out of the starting lineup. Despite moments of standard league relevance last season, it is hard to see him having any value outside of deeper formats moving forward.
House (personal) has left the NBA bubble in Orlando and won't suit up for the Rockets again this season, Tim Bontemps of ESPN.com reports.
After an NBA investigation, House was determined to have "had a guest in his hotel room over multiple hours Sept. 8 who was not authorized to be on campus." As a result, House will be leaving the bubble without the option to return. For the remainder of the Rockets' playoff run, Jeff Green, Austin Rivers and Ben McLemore should all be in store for extra run.
House (personal) is out for Saturday's Game 5 against the Lakers.
Due to a potential violation of campus protocol, House will need to remain sidelined while the league investigates. Jeff Green, Austin Rivers and Ben McLemore remain candidates to see extra run.
House (personal), who is listed as out for Thursday's Game 4 matchup with the Lakers, could miss the remainder of the Rockets' Western Conference semifinals series while the NBA probes his potential violation of campus protocol at the Orlando bubble, Adrian Wojnarowski and Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com report.
The Rockets made House a late scratch ahead of their Game 3 loss Tuesday, attributing the sixth man's absence to "personal reasons." According to sources familiar with the situation, House never left the NBA campus, but the league is looking into his activity within the team hotel. If the league determines that House breached protocol, he could be subject to a 10-day quarantine period that would sideline him for the remainder of this series and -- if the Rockets overcome their 2-1 series deficit and advance -- a portion of the Western Conference Finals.
House (personal) is listed as out for Thursday's Game 4 against the Lakers.
House missed Game 3 on Tuesday due to a personal matter, and the Rockets have now ruled him out for a second straight contest. In his absence, expect Jeff Green to again pick up some of the slack, with Austin Rivers and Ben McLemore also potentially in line for increased playing time.
House's (personal) status for Thursday's Game 4 against the Lakers remains undecided, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
House was scratched from Game 3 due to a personal matter, and it's not yet clear what, exactly, prompted the absence. At practice Wednesday, coach Mike D'Antoni told reporters that he's still waiting to hear whether House will be available for Game 4. After going scoreless in Game 1, House hit three three-pointers en route to 13 points in Game 2.
House will not play during Tuesday's Game 3 against the Lakers due to personal reasons, Kelly Iko of The Athletic reports.
More information about House's situation could emerge at a later time. While he's sidelined, more minutes could funnel to Jeff Green and Ben McLemore.
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