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The Royce White saga in Houston has continued to develop and has taken an interesting turn. White suffers from serious anxiety, and specifically is extremely uncomfortable with flying; something that is pretty much necessary to do when traveling to different NBA cities. The Rockets had worked out a travel plan, but apparently that has fallen apart.On Monday the Rockets sent White down to the D-League and White released a statement that said: ”In hindsight, perhaps it was not a good idea to be open and honest about my anxiety disorder due to the current situations at hand that involve the nature of actions from the Houston Rockets. The Rockets have been inconsistent with their agreement to proactively create a healthy and successful relationship. Failure to meet my requests for support will end with me being unhealthy and that is not a consequence that I am willing to accept to play any sport.”But he wasn’t finished, the statement and rant continued on Twitter:I’m most defiantly not AWOL… There are many things here ppl don’t know, #Honesty is what I’m sticking with. @houstonrockets “Luke 12:3″— Royce White (@Highway_30) November 14, 2012Problem goes back WAY before D-League assignment. This about #Consideration and #Health it isn’t about Rebounds & Money.— Royce White (@Highway_30) November 14, 2012My “anxiety” hasn’t caused inconsistency in my participation with the team from training camp until 72hrs ago, ✈ to DET, ✈s Isn’t the issue.— Royce White (@Highway_30) November 14, 2012It’s sad to think ppl ACTUALLY thinkI’d waste my “Talent”, to stand up for myself and what’s right, regarding my health 10x’s out 10. #Logical Player “Commodity” league.— Royce White (@Highway_30) November 14, 2012“your a COMMODITY” and “we’ll support your health needs even if its inconvenient…” just don’t go. My health can’t afford such an ideal.— Royce White (@Highway_30) November 14, 2012While #anxiety is the issue, the main piece of that isn’t AIRPLANES, it’s asking for support 4 my disorder thats consistent and fair.— Royce White (@Highway_30) November 14, 2012Again My “Anxiety” is not well but not BAD, my main WORRY is being treated as a digit instead of a HUMAN, in the case of my health.— Royce White (@Highway_30) November 14, 2012The Rockets knew the risk when they drafted White out of Iowa State, and his anxiety disorder is a reason that many teams let White fall in the draft.The Rockets released their own statement Tuesday saying that, “Royce is not available right now. We are committed to his long-term success and we will continue to support him now and going forward.”White has the talent to play in the NBA, but things have clearly gotten off to a rough start in Houston. You have to wonder if the Rockets are wishing they could go back in time and draft someone else.The Rockets did what they could to try and make travel arrangements for White, but if White wants to be in the starting lineup or at least on the bench every night, he’s not going to be able to bus everywhere. It simply isn’t plausible or reasonable. Hopefully both parties can get the issues resolved and White can get a shot in the NBA.H/T: CBS Sports
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The Houston Rockets and their 2012 first-round pick Royce White are having a bumpy start to a very new beginning. Houston drafted White out of Iowa State with the 16th pick in the draft knowing the versatile swingman had severe anxiety issues that included a fear of flying in an airplane. The Rockets wanted to stay true to their commitment to the young star and the two sides came...
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Houston Rockets rookie Royce White is upset with the team over what he feels is a lack of support dealing with his anxiety issues.
The Houston Rockets took a huge gamble selecting Royce White at No. 16 in June’s NBA Draft. White was a beast his one year at Iowa State (13.4 points, 9.3 rebounds, 5 assists) but his draft stock plummeted thanks to a well-documented anxiety disorder. A major crux of his situation: White has a tremendous fear of flying. Unfortunately for White, the NBA travel schedule is arguably...
HOUSTON -- Tuesday night, Royce White unleashed what I assume he will eventually consider a regrettable stream of consciousness on Twitter.
There was too much of it to repeat here, but the thrust of his complaint with the Houston Rockets was that the organization was treating him more like a commodity than a person, a person who happens to struggle with anxiety and requires special...
Houston first-round draft pick Royce White is not with the team and says the Rockets have been ''inconsistent'' in their agreement to help him cope with his anxiety disorder.
The 6-foot-8 White, the 16th overall pick in last year's draft, made a deal with the team to travel by bus to some games this season, so he could confront with his fear of flying and obsessive...
Houston Rockets rookie Royce White will be fined for each day he spends away from the team or doesn't attend therapy sessions, according to a Houston Chronicle report. The 16th pick in June's draft, White has been away over a disagreement over how the team has helped him confront his anxiety disorder. The Rockets have arranged for treatment at the Baylor College of Medicine...
Daryl Morey the general manager of the Houston Rockets issued a statement earlier today on Rockets player Royce White.
“Royce is not available right now, Morey said. We are committed to his long term success and we will continue to support him now and going forward.”
White was a no show on Monday night when the Rockets [...]
Houston Rockets rookie forward Royce White didn't play in Monday's home game against the Miami Heat, and he didn't practice Tuesday. Beyond that, the facts regarding his status with the team were in dispute. In a prepared statement, White said he is dealing with an anxiety disorder and that the team is being unresponsive to his needs. The Rockets, meanwhile, were...
Tweet Houston Rockets rookie forward Royce White struggles with anxiety disorder, but that did’t stop the Rockets from drafting him 16th overall in the 2012 NBA Draft. White has yet to play in a regular season game for the Rockets this season and was recently demoted to the D-League. White responded by taking a leave [...]
Houston Rockets rookie Royce White and the team seem to be at odds over the Rockets assigning him to the D League. Royce’s anxiety issues have been well documented and the Rockets came out in support of him but somewhere along the line things have gone awry with the team claiming Royce has gone [...]
Royce White has not played this season and it was reported that the Rockets were planning on sending him to the D-League.
The Rockets will send Royce White, Donatas Motiejunas and Scott Machado to the D-League.
I’m not a big fan of writing posts about whatever happens on twitter but every now and then something pops that I feel like addressing. Yesterday Houston Rockets rookie Royce White tweeted his discontent about his relationship with the Rockets. For those who don’t know, the promising rookie talent has generalized anxiety disorder, a condition that can make routine day-to-day...