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Mark EvansThe situation between the Houston Rockets and first round draft pick Royce White has been a mess all season. White has been away from the team for most of the season and has yet to appear in a game. Recently, head coach Kevin McHale said he didnâ€™t even know exactly what was going on with White.
It looks like there might finally be some sort of progress, as the Houston Rockets have sent Royce White to the D-League.
The Rockets have assigned forward Royce White to Houstonâ€™s single-affiliation NBA D-League partner the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
â€” Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) December 30, 2012
This move could mean two very different things. The first possibility is that the sides are working together to get White back on the team. The second possibility is that the Rockets are optioning him to the D-League as a sort of punishment. However, David Aldridge is reporting that this is a step in the right direction.
Royce Whiteâ€™s D League assignment part of â€śmulti-weekâ€ť plan to work him back into organization, per source. Practiced w/Rox this week.
â€” David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) December 30, 2012
Well, at least now Kevin McHale can say he knows whatâ€™s going on with the whole situation.
-Mark Evans, Assistant Manager/Editor of Content
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