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Danuel House Jr. and Sixers agree to two-year contract

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The band is getting back together in Philadelphia.

Danuel House Jr. and the Sixers have agreed to a two-year, $8.5 million contract, a source confirmed Thursday night to NBC Sports Philadelphia. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the terms of the deal. 

The Sixers are also expected to finalize a three-year contract with P.J. Tucker, meaning three starters for Game 1 of the Rockets' 2020 first-round playoff series against the Thunder could be in the Sixers' 2022-23 opening-night rotation. James Harden declined his player option, giving the Sixers the ability to offer Tucker the non-taxpayer mid-level exception and House the bi-annual exception. 

House left the NBA's Disney World "bubble" during the 2020 postseason following a league investigation that found he had an unauthorized guest in his hotel room. After being waived by Houston in December last season, House had stints with the Knicks and Jazz. The 29-year-old earned a spot in Utah's rotation, shooting 41.5 percent from three-point range over 25 regular-season games.

A Houston native, House played two years at the University of Houston and two at Texas A&M. He went undrafted but eventually found a bit of NBA stability on the Rockets. As a 3-and-D wing comfortable in transition and with some ability as a slasher, House was the type of complementary player then-Rockets general manager Daryl Morey liked to have around Harden. 

 

House is known as a capable, high-energy defender who can find ways to make a positive impact next to stars. The Sixers were aware they could use such a player after trading away the injured Danny Green in a draft-night deal for De'Anthony Melton. 

"We might need another wing," Morey, now the Sixers' president of basketball operations, acknowledged that evening.

In House, Morey is adding one that he (and Harden and Tucker) know well.