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Report: Rockets’ Danuel House being investigated for bubble violation

Rockets forward Danuel House

ORLANDO, FL - SEPTEMBER 6: Danuel House Jr. of the Houston Rockets arrives for the game against the Los Angeles Lakers for round two game two as part of the NBA Restart 2020 on September 6, 2020 at AdventHealth Arena at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Clippers guard Lou Williams became the face of violating the NBA’s bubble protocols when he – while on leave for a memorial service – got photographed visiting a strip club (to get chicken wings, he said).

Rockets forward Danuel House might join Williams in the bubble-recklessness spotlight.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

If House didn’t bring coronavirus into the bubble, there should be narrow consequences.

But even narrow consequences could be detrimental to Houston. Really, they probably already have been.

With a tight rotation, the Rockets ran out of gas late in their Game 3 loss to the Lakers. A solid 3-point shooter and active/versatile defender, House fits well in Houston’s micro-ball system.

At least Robert Covington is expected to play in Game 4 Thursday.

And at least the 27-year-old House – who’s under contract for two more seasons (at $3,717,000 and $3,894,000) – won’t have to enter free agency coming off this episode.