I know there’s a big COVID tester elephant in the room here, but let’s start out by objectively breaking down Danuel House Jr.’s 2019-20 season. We’ll get to what happened during the Western Conference semifinals, but let’s try to be fair early on.
Danuel House was a big part of Houston’s plans this season and beyond. After giving House his first real shot last season, the Rockets were able to lock down the University of Houston/Texas A&M product to a 3-year, $11.1 million extension. That decision indicated that the Rockets saw House as the real deal and envisioned him playing alongside James Harden during the team’s championship window.