Houston Rockets forward Danuel House Jr.’s status for the remainder of the Western Conference semifinals is in jeopardy as the NBA probes a potential violation of campus protocol, sources told ESPN.
House, the Rockets’ sixth man, has denied any violation on a matter that has the league probing his activity within the team hotel, sources said.
He did not leave the perimeter of the campus, sources said.
NBA is looking into a potential violation of bubble protocol. House has denied doing anything wrong. pic.twitter.com/PSVIh0cgNQ
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 10, 2020
House was a late scratch for Houston’s Game 3 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers because of what the Rockets termed “personal reasons,” and sources said there’s no indication that the league will allow him to play in Game 4 on Thursday. The Lakers lead the Rockets 2-1 in the best-of-seven playoff series.
The National Basketball Players Association has been talking to league officials on House’s behalf and trying to find a resolution on the issue, sources said.
The NBA is believed to be considering whether House could be subjected to a 10-day quarantine period for an alleged violation, sources said.
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