Danuel House, who earned a spot on the Wizards’ roster thanks to a strong performance in the 2016 Las Vegas Summer League, will try to do it again this summer.
Ben Standig of Locked on Wizards and Fanrag Sports is reporting the team has signed to another Summer League deal for 2017.
Last summer, House averaged 11.2 points in 18.8 minutes of action per game with the Wizards in Las Vegas. His strong outing helped him earn a partially-guaranteed, two-year deal with the team.
He didn’t get much of a chance to contribute during his rookie season thanks to a wrist injury he suffered early in the season. When he was healthy, he spent most of his time in the D-League, since there was no playing time available behind Otto Porter and Kelly Oubre at small forward. He was then waived in early March to clear the way for the team to sign Brandon Jennings for the final stretch of the season.
House now finds himself in a very similar position as last summer. Assuming the team keeps Otto Porter and/or Bojan Bogdanovic, there won’t be many minutes for him on the main roster. However, if he can continue to build on what he did last summer, he might make sense as an end of the bench option the team can develop in the D-League and bring up if there’s an injury issue.
Standig is also reporting the team has signed Jared Cunningham to a Summer League deal. Cunningham was the 24th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft and has four years of NBA experience under his belt with the Mavericks, Hawks, Kings, Clippers, Cavaliers, and Bucks.