2019 NBA free agency tracker: Grades for every deal so far

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Danuel House Jr.: 3 years, $11.1 million (Houston Rockets)

The Houston Rockets probably won’t be getting Jimmy Butler, but simply running it back with the same team honestly might be enough to get them over the hump now that the Golden State Warriors are vulnerable. To that end, agreeing to such a cost-effective deal with Danuel House Jr. is a major win.

Morey and the Rockets were unwilling to pony up for House last season, but quickly realized how useful he was in the second unit. He averaged 9.4 points and 3.6 rebounds per game in 39 appearances for the Rockets, shooting an efficient 46.8 percent from the floor and 41.6 percent from downtown.

Houston needs 3-and-D wings exactly like House to seriously contend for an NBA Finals berth this season, so getting him at just under $4 million a season is a savvy move, even if it’s not the blockbuster trade some fans were hoping for.

Grade: A-