The Washington Wizards announced Wednesday they have assigned rookie power forward Danuel House to the Philadelphia 76ers D-League team the Delaware 87ers.
House who was undrafted out of Texas A&M , signed with the Wizards in July and has showed potential to be a great player with a strong summer league showing this past summer.
Wizards just have not been using him lately with House only making one appearance in a Wizards uniform in the regular season.
While the Wizards power forward will be playing for the 76ers D-League team the Sevens, the Wizards still own his NBA rights.
According to CSN Mid-Atlantic, Wizards Head Coach Scott Brooks said “the move was made to get House more playing time and not sitting on the bench.”
Brooks also mentioned to CSN Mid-Atlantic that House will be with Sevens for at least 2 games.
Brooks on what he told House when he assigned to the D-League via CSN Mid-Atlantic
“It’s not a demotion. … The thing I told him is, ‘You’re an NBA player. Everybody that you’re playing against wants to be an NBA player so they’re going to go at you,'” Brooks said. “‘They’re going to be very aggessive against you. They’re going to want to prove to their teams that they should be in the NBA also.”
Wizards do not have their own D-League team yet and Wizards head Coach Scott Brooks told the Washington Post because of the close proximity that Delaware is to D.C. they will send their players there for more playing time.
Brooks Via the Washington Post:
“It’s great. It’s right down the road, so we can send an assistant coach if needed. Anytime we have opportunities in the schedule to give any of our guys an opportunity to play, we’re thankful for it,” Brooks said. “The thing I told [House] is you’re an NBA player and everybody that you’re playing against wants to be an NBA player, so they’re going to go at you. They’re going to be very aggressive against you because they’re going to want to prove to their team and the league that they should be in the NBA also. So go down there and work and get better. He’s a great kid. I’m excited to see how he plays.”