(SportsRadio 610) -- Rockets forward Danuel House Jr. is under investigation by the NBA for allegedly allowing a COVID-19 testing official into his hotel room, Yahoo Sports reported Thursday.
House already missed Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday for what was deemed “personal reasons.” He has since been ruled out for Game 4, with the Rockets trailing the series 2-1, and his status for the remainder of the series is unclear.
Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes reported the league is investigating whether House allowed a female testing official into his room at Walt Disney World’s Grand Floridian Resort, where the Rockets are the lone team remaining after defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder in the quarterfinals.
House is a key contributor for the Rockets, averaging 11.4 points and shooting 36 percent from long distance in nine playoff games.
When his teammate Russell Westbrook was asked about the way House’s absence impacted Tuesday’s game, Westbrook said they missed his size and athleticism.
“His size is the most important part that we missed,” Westbrook said. “His athleticism is huge for our team. Missing a guy like that, not having his size, athleticism, his motor, definitely kind of changed the way our rotations are, rebounding, different things as well.”