Found January 06, 2013 on NBA Injury News:
PLAYERS: Royce White
TEAMS: Houston Rockets
Royce White's tumultuous start to his NBA career continued today with the announcement that he had been suspended.  The Houston Rockets had assigned White to the Developmental League to help him deal with his anxiety issue and prove that he could handle an NBA workload.  However, White refused his assignment.  Now, the team has suspended him indefinitely. According to Mark Berman of Fox 26 in Houston, the Rockets' GM Daryl Morey has confirmed White's suspension.Rockets GM Daryl Morey: "The Houston Rockets have suspended Royce White immediately for refusing to provide services as required...— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) January 6, 2013The on-going battle this season has been over White's anxiety issues and the Rocket's willingness to accommodate him.  White feels the team is not doing enough, and the team feels White is not allowing them to help and not providing the services they had drafted him for. White was the 16th overall pick in this past summer's draft.  He fell as far as he did because of his well-documented trouble with anxiety and his history of problems both on and off the court.  The Rockets took a chance, but that decision seems to be back-firing in the biggest way possible. Follow @hoopsinjurynews!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src="";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + ''; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();

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