If the addition of P.J. Tucker didn’t get Philadelphia 76ers fans excited, then this should. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Sixers added another 3-and-D wing in Danuel House Jr. Per Wojnarowski, the deal is for two years and $8.5 million.
This is a great value for a player who I had ranked 29th on my unrestricted free agent big board. Unlike Tucker, this move came with no warning, and with that in mind, it’s time to take a look at who House is and what he can do for the 76ers.
House to join the Philadelphia 76ers, but what does he bring?
House is a solid 6-foot-6 wing and at 29 years old, he has proven to be a quality 3-and-D player. For his career, he’s averaged 8.5 points on 36.6 percent from the 3-point line. Last season he played for three teams (Houston Rockets, New York Knicks, Utah Jazz) and averaged 5.9 points on 37.6 percent shooting from deep.
It’s clear that House fills a role that the Sixers were missing last year and the best part is he good whether he starts or comes off the bench. He gives Philly options if they’d rather have Tucker come off the bench. It should be noted that like with Tucker, House played with James Harden and for Daryl Morey (Sixers’ president of basketball operations) when all three were in Houston.
Clearly, House has limitations on both ends. He’s not an elite defender and on offense, he can’t do much outside of catch-and-shoot 3-pointers. Still, for what the 76ers are paying for him, he’s a good value signing.
House helps the Philadelphia 76ers’ depth heading into next season and is a value deal, this is certainly a good move by the Sixers this offseason.