The Houston Rockets are the talk of the town, as the team seems to be completely in shambles at this point.
After Russell Westbrook has reportedly asked for a trade, many stories surrounding the Rockets’ locker room issues got out in plain sight.
In particular, Danuel House Jr. lashed out at James Harden, Russell Westbrook, Mike D’Antoni, after a win against Atlanta the past January, per report.
According to Kelly Iko, Sam Amick, and Shams Charania of The Athletic, that was not a one-time incident:
“House was another player who wasn’t pleased with his usage and involvement in the offense and has verbally challenged D’Antoni, Harden and Westbrook this season, sources said. His January outburst in a road win against the Hawks was the first instance where House publicly lost his cool in that manner but this wasn’t an isolated incident, sources said.“
House was a key part of Houston’s rotation the past season starting in 52 games. In 62 games, he averaged 10.5 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.3 assists, and 1.1 steals in 30.4 minutes per contest.
He infamously got suspended in the second round of the playoffs, due to a protocol violation during his stay in the Orlando “bubble”.