Sixers wing Danuel House has exercised his player option for 2023/24, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link). House, whose $4,310,250 salary for next season becomes guaranteed, is now on track to be an unrestricted free agent in 2024 rather than this offseason.
House, who will turn 30 next Wednesday, signed a two-year, $8.4MM contract with Philadelphia last summer using the team’s bi-annual exception.
A career 36.6% three-point shooter entering the season, House was expected to be part of the Sixers’ regular rotation as a three-and-D contributor. However, his minutes were inconsistent during his first year in Philadelphia.
House finished the season having averaged 4.8 points and 1.7 rebounds in just 14.4 minutes per game across 56 regular season appearances, with his three-point percentage dipping to 33.6%. He didn’t have a role in the postseason, logging only 42 minutes across seven contests.
House’s opt-in brings the Sixers’ total guaranteed salary for 2023/24 to approximately $115MM. That number – which would increase to just over $124MM if De’Anthony Melton‘s salary is fully guaranteed and Montrezl Harrell also exercises his player option – doesn’t include salaries for notable free agents such as Paul Reed, Jalen McDaniels, and, of course, James Harden.