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Rockets Suspend Royce White Indefinitely
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On January 6, 2013 @ 2:31 pm In All,Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
The Houston Rockets have suspended first-round pick rookie forward 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 has spent most of the season on Houston’s inactive list while he and the team figure out how to handle his anxiety disorder and overall mental health. He has not played for the Rockets or it’s D-League affiliate yet this season and is guaranteed a combined $2.3 million for the first two seasons of his contract.
The 6-foot-8 White missed the first week of training camp. He flew to Detroit with the team for the season opener and then traveled by bus to Atlanta and Memphis for games. But he soon stopped participating in team activities, saying his mental health took precedence over his NBA career.
via Associated Press
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