Found January 04, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
Rookie forward Royce White has yet to play for the Houston Rockets this season and doesn't foresee it happening unless the team and the NBA establish a plan to assist players with mental-health issues. White, the Rockets' first-round draft pick, has struggled with an anxiety disorder that affected his college career at Minnesota and Iowa State. There were questions before the 2012 draft about his issues, but the Rockets decided to take a gamble based on his talent. He said he doesn't blame the Rockets and would like to stay with the organization. "The reality is that it is not Houston's fault," White told SiriusXM radio. "As much as we always want to try and blame one side or the other. They've been thrown into a position now where they're forced to make things up as they go because a protocol has not been put in place for mental health up until this point." White has a fear of flying and has worked with the team and experts on a t...

White defiant in face of suspension

The Houston Rockets have reportedly suspended Royce White and he's got plenty to say about it and he's doing it in a public forum. 

Rockets suspend rookie Royce White again

HOUSTON -- The Houston Rockets have suspended rookie forward Royce White for the second time. "The Houston Rockets have suspended Royce White effective immediately for refusing to provide services as required by his Uniform Player Contract," general manager Daryl Morey said in a statement. "We will continue to work with Royce to hopefully come to a resolution."...

Royce White May Never Play In The NBA

As if the Houston Rockets organization needed anymore headaches or heartache this season, the Royce White problem has moved from “very real” to “dire”. In November, White took a public shot at the Rockets’ front office, accusing upper management of being “inconsistent with their agreement to proactively create a healthy and successful relationship”. The public jabs...

Royce White: Chances Are “Very High” I Never Play In NBA

Royce White’s anxiety disorder has been a very public topic as of The Royce White saga is a sad one. We have all been aware of his anxiety condition for a while now, and the Houston Rockets certainly were when they drafted him 16th overall. He has been away from the team pretty much all season, claiming that the organization has not treated him properly...

Rockets' Royce White Suspended Indefinitely

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...

Rockets say they'll work with troubled player

The Houston Rockets have suspended first-round pick Royce White for ''refusing to provide services'' required by his contract. General manager Daryl Morey said Sunday that the team will continue to work with White in hopes of finding a resolution. Last week, White refused his assignment to Houston's D-League affiliate. The 16th overall pick in the June draft...

Royce White Says Chances Of Never Playing In NBA Are “Very High”

Houston Rockets first-round pick Royce White would like to play for the team, but until Houston and the league come up with a protocol for treating mental health, White said his chances of never playing in the NBA are “very high.” White does not blame the Rockets for the mental health care impasse that has kept him from playing. ”The reality is that it is not Houston...

After the D-League, Royce White also says no to playing in Europe

Well, after everything Royce White has declared, Tweeted and accused the NBA and the Houston Rockets off, at least White knows what he "doesn't" want regarding his basketball future. It's not the D-League. And now it’s not Europe too. During another week of tit-for-tat between White and the NBA in which the Rockets’ yet-to-play rookie made a resounding...

EP80: NBA Unplugged - Royce White, Dirty Players and Rants

Welcome back to another edition of NBA Unplugged.  James and Jacob will be talking about the the Royce White situation, the dirty players of the NBA and teams that are flying under the radar.  Listen to Jacob's weekly rank, this time, at the hands of Royce White and the situation with the Houston Rockets. As always, tweet at us:  @probskblltalk @james_bucklin @jacobnnoble

Royce White Says He May Never Play In The NBA

    With the 16th overall pick in the NBA draft, Royce White is acknowledging that the NBA, might not know how to address his fear of flying, which is apart of a larger mental health disorder. Making an appearance, SiriusXM’s “Off the dribble”, White doesnt blame the Houston Rockets for not knowing how to handle the situation. “The reality is that it is not Houston’s...

Royce White Denies Reports Saying He’s Pursuing European Basketball

Despite Miguel A. Paniagua’s report that “Royce White’s representatives will start exploring options in Europe next week. His contract would have to include a “no fly” clause,” Royce White denied pursuing European basketball via Twitter Thursday morning: I’m NOT planning on pursuing European B-ball, I will play for the @houstonrockets when this current situation is...

Houston Rockets suspend Royce White

The ongoing saga of rookie Royce White and the Houston Rockets has taken another turn. Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey reports the team has suspended white one week for ”refusing to provide services” by not reporting to his assignment to the Rockets D-League affiliate team. Royce has yet to take the court for the Houston Rockets [...]

Rockets Suspend Royce White

Recently, Royce White said that the chances are very high that he never plays in the NBA. Well, that notion is now one step closer to being a reality. The ongoing battle between the two sides just got even uglier, as the Houston Rockets reportedly have suspended their rookie forward who has been away from the team for most of the year. Rockets suspend Royce White for refusing to...

Noble's Weekly Notes - The Royce White Situation

It has been a long time since I have done a weekly column with the holidays and vacations around. However, that is no excuse on my part and there are a lot of topics I would like to touch on that have been grinding my gears.  This weekly column will be written with emotion as there are some topics that are really annoying me to a point that it is beginning to effect my daily...
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