The Golden State Warriors have added another player to their roster, and this one came with zero rumors preceding it, which is always interesting. Shams Charania has reported that the team is signing Danuel House to a one-year deal.
The Golden State Warriors are signing forward Danuel House to a one-year deal, league sources tell Yahoo. House played 23 games for the Suns last season.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 25, 2018
The language used in the report suggests that the team is signing House to a fully-guaranteed contract, rather than a two-way contract or a partially-guaranteed one. That’s a bit surprising, especially since the team only had two spots available, and openly was hesitant about using the final spot. That said, the wording is a little ambiguous, so we don’t know for sure what the deal entails.
As a versatile 6’7” wing, there is a chance that this signing means that Patrick McCaw is not coming back. However, trying to predict what the Warriors will do has proven fruitless, so we’ll hold off on any speculation for now.
If you don’t know much about House, here’s the skinny: He played two years at the University of Houston, and two more at Texas A&M, before going undrafted in 2016. He signed with the Washington Wizards, but only played one minute as a rookie.
Last year, his second in the league, he got more of a chance, as the Phoenix Suns signed him to a two-way contract. He appeared in 23 games for the Suns, and averaged 6.6 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game.
Danuel just brought the House down.pic.twitter.com/uSQHVodsPi— Dave DuFour (@DaveDuFourNBA) July 6, 2018
This has the potential to be an exciting move. But if it signals the end of the McCaw era, it will certainly be bittersweet.
UPDATE: The contract is a non-guaranteed training camp invite.