Danuel House Jr. is, in fact, part of the Utah Jazz’s plans, at least for the foreseeable future.

When the Jazz opted to let the 10-day hardship deal that House signed Jan. 6 expire, there was some confusion among fans, as the general thought was that House Jr. was a defensive-minded wing who could help the team.

But there was reasoning for the move that was made clear on Tuesday: House Jr. was signed 12 days ago to a hardship deal as the Jazz dealt with an onslaught of COVID-19 cases within the team, but on Tuesday he was signed to a standard 10-day deal, the team announced.

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The Athletic’s Tony Jones reported Monday night that the move was on its way.

House Jr. will theoretically be allowed to sign two standard 10-day deals before the Jazz would have to decide whether they want to keep him for the rest of the season.

In three appearances for the Jazz, House Jr. has averaged 5.3 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game.

The Jazz still have one regular roster spot and one two-way spot open after signing House Jr.