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It didn’t take long the the Philadelphia 76ers to figure out that forward Royce White wasn’t in their future plans, as the team waived the power forward Thursday:
Source says Khalif Wyatt, Mac Koshwal, Vander Blue and Royce White all released.
— Bob Cooney (@BobCooney76) October 24, 2013
White was drafted by the Rockets in 2012 but didn’t play in the NBA at all last season due to an anxiety disorder that prevents him from flying. White staged a public dispute with the team, and was eventually traded to the Sixers in July. White appeared in five preseason games and averaged five points, 4.4 rebounds and shot just .391 from the field for Philadelphia before his release.
White contract for the 2013-2014 season was guaranteed, but the final two years of his deal were team options, making him an unrestricted free agent.
The harsh reality is that White is going to have to find a way to cope with his anxiety if he plans to continue pursuing a career as a professional basketball player. Playing in the NBA requires a lot of travel, so it just may not be in the cards for White.
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Royce White won’t be playing in the NBA this season. At least not with the Philadelphia 76′ers, who traded for White over the summer. White suffers from an anxiety disorder that makes flying difficult. As a result, White’s rookie season with the Houston Rockets was spent battling with the franchise over the proper course of treatment. White was looking to make a fresh start...
Where will Royce White go from here?
It is the question up for debate as the Philadelphia 76ers included White as part of their team cuts on Thursday to try and get down to a 15-man roster, that also included Khalif Wyatt, Mac Koshwal, Vander Blue.
Bob Cooney, who works the beat for the Daily News, broke the news on Twitter.
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The Philadelphia 76ers released Royce White on Thursday and the Houston Rockets will be responsible for paying his $1.7 million contract.
White was traded to the Rockets to the 76ers in July.
The Philadelphia 76ers have released Royce White.
White was acquired from the Houston Rockets this offseason via trade.
White suffers from anxiety disorder and didn't play in the NBA at all last season after being a first round pick.
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The Sixers have waived shooting guard Khalif Wyatt and power forward Mac Koshwal today
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