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Royce White and the Houston Rockets are closing in on an agreement for the rookie's return to the team, according to Rockets beat writer Jonathan Feigen.
White's appearances on ESPN's Outside the Lines and HBO's Real Sports championing his tance that the Rockets need to take care of mental health issues the same way they do physical injuries apparently didn't hurt his standing with the franchise.
According to Feigen, White would report to the Rockets' D-League affiliate on February 11.
"According to a person with knowledge of the plan, the Rockets are
close to making an announcement in which White would return to the team
under a written agreement that includes key elements of the protocols
that White wanted to have as an addendum to his contract," Feigen reported. "Under the agreement, writing with input from the NBA and the NBPA,
White would resume workouts to prepare for the D-League assignment."
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Yet to play in an NBA game, Royce White is nearing an agreement with the Houston Rockets that would send him to the team's D-League affiliate.
HBO's acclaimed Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel returns on Tuesday at 10 PM, and the main selling point of this month's edition is Bernard Goldberg's interview with Houston Rockets forward Royce White. This is White's first televised interview since he was suspended by the team due to his refusal to take part in practice or games until his demands related to his mental...
A report on Wednesday afternoon on blog.chron.com by Houston Chronicle’s Jonathan Feigen said that Royce White is close to returning to the Rockets where he will begin playing with their D-League Affiliate the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. In a call into a morning show on 97.9 FM, White said he is planning to report to the Valley Vipers on February 11th pending “paperwork” with...
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Estranged Houston Rockets rookie Royce White appeared on HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.” White said he realizes he may never play a game int he NBA but he won’t stop fighting for what he believes is the right thing. White confirmed he wants a doctor to oversee his playing time and team participation. He addressed claims he didn’t show...
Royce White plans to report to the Rockets' D-League affiliate in February.
Royce White will be assigned to the D-League upon his agreement with the Rockets.
HOUSTON- Late Wednesday night in a mostly empty locker room Jeremy Lin said one of the strangest, truest, and ultimately most meaningless things ever said about a sports team.
To understand the quote, you need only the following context: The Houston Rockets had just lost to the Denver Nuggets 105-95 on a night they committed 22 turnovers that led to 28 points for the Nuggets (26...
Many NBA prospects look forward to the jet-setting lifestyle that comes with being an NBA player, but Rockets rookie Royce White was not one of them. White, the 16th overall pick in last summer’s NBA draft, has not played a game for Houston this season because of an anxiety disorder that makes air travel difficult for him.
White, who the Rockets suspended on January 6 for...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By CHRIS DUNCAN AP Sports Writer The Houston Rockets have had a demanding start to 2013, with nine of their first 12 games on the road. They snapped a seven-game losing streak with an ugly win in Charlotte on Monday and were finally back on their own practice floor Tuesday.
Where to begin?
The Rockets averaged 115.8 points during...
Shaquille O’Neal was able to dominate every center whom he faced during his career except for one: Hakeem Olajuwon.
The Dream turned 50 on Monday, so TNT’s “Inside the NBA” ran a tribute to the Houston Rockets legend. Following the piece, which showed Olajuwon mentoring and training select big men, Shaq was full of praise for the man who outplayed him.
Dunk of the night, that honor goes to Nuggets big man JaVale McGee. Not only did JaVale pass to himself off the backboard during Wednesday night’s game against the Houston Rockets, he celebrated his dunk by sowing off his finger “stache”
Swag him out.
It's been an ugly new year so far for the Houston Rockets.
They snapped a seven-game losing streak with an ugly win in Charlotte on Monday and were finally back on their own practice floor Tuesday after playing nine of their first 12 games of 2013 on the road.
Where to begin?
The Rockets (22-21) averaged 115.8 points during a five-game winning streak Dec. 31-Jan. 8. They&...
The Houston Rockets were rolling when they made their last visit to play the New Orleans Hornets.
Two-plus weeks later, the Rockets have slowed down considerably.
Houston goes for its second victory in 10 games on Friday night when these teams close out their season series.
Seven days after posting a 104-92 victory over the Hornets (14-28), the Rockets (22-22) were denied a season...