No. 9: Danuel House
Danuel House is the epitome of an NBA journeyman, a player who fills his role and hits shots when asked but is never valued by the teams he is on. It’s great to have him, and it’s usually even great to play him, but having House is never a significant priority for a team.
His biggest moment in the league likely came in the NBA Bubble, when he violated the protocols on having people in his room, being kicked out of the bubble and leaving the already shorthanded Houston Rockets that much thinner as they prepared to play the Los Angeles Lakers. He then played for the Utah Jazz and is now on the Philadelphia 76ers.
Before he established himself as a legitimate NBA player, the undrafted House spent the first couple of seasons of his career trying to claw his way into the league. He signed with the Washington Wizards and played a single game in the 2016-17 season, then made it onto a two-way deal with the Phoenix Suns the following season.
In 2018 he was again a free agent and this time signed a training camp deal with the Golden State Warriors. That team was coming off of its second-straight title and their depth was eroded; they could have used a player like House, but he wasn’t able to impress the team enough to hang around. They waived him prior to the season, he signed with the Rockets a month later, and the rest is history.