Royce White refuses assignment to D-League (UPDATE: Rockets suspend him)

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Fawkward, Dec 29, 2012.

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Do you want the Rockets to give up on Royce White?

  1. No. He's a talent that can help us win down the road.

    156 vote(s)
    21.6%
  2. Yes. He's not worth it. Cut him from the team.

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    78.4%
  1. kmav23

    kmav23 Rookie

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    Royce tell Morey he needs to lose weight
     
  2. mirus

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    Jonathan Feigen ‏@Jonathan_Feigen
    Asked about White last night, McHale said, "I have no idea." He didn't. Morey has dealt w situation alone to keep it from being distraction.
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    Jonathan Feigen ‏@Jonathan_Feigen
    When McHale was asked about White in Minneapolis, White's hometown, he needed a moment to know who they were asking about. Out of sight...
     
  4. tokenbk

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    It's only right that McHale doesn't concentrate on him right now.

    If we were losing, it'd be a different story. However, we're the sixth seed in the West right now. He doesn't have time for this whole Royce situation.
     
  5. mirus

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    Jonathan Feigen ‏@Jonathan_Feigen
    BTW, you think lawyers had hand in Morey statement citing White "refusing to provide services as required by his uniform player contract?"
     
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    nice!


    what is it with posters having like 1 post and starting threads?
     
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    I was just reading this in the other Royce White thread.
     
  10. mirus

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    tis out of control and white too stupid to realise it
    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Again the @<a href="https://twitter.com/houstonrockets">houstonrockets</a> management has gone against what THEIR OWN docs have declared &amp; their own words. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Illogical">#Illogical</a> <a href="http://t.co/59ABOu1J" title="http://twitter.com/Highway_30/status/287964138775404544/photo/1">twitter.com/Highway_30/sta…</a></p>&mdash; Royce White (@Highway_30) <a href="https://twitter.com/Highway_30/status/287964138775404544" data-datetime="2013-01-06T16:49:35+00:00">January 6, 2013</a></blockquote>
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    David Weiner ‏@BimaThug
    @Jonathan_Feigen Rockets are clearly building/documenting best possible case/defense for voiding contract, defending possible ADA claim.
     
  11. Orange

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    YES!!!!!!!!
     
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    We should not pay him any salary until he joins the practice.
    I have no idea why college basketball has better health care than professional basketball in Royce"s eye
     
  13. meh

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    Wow, so basically he admits he quit before the Rockets could suspend him? Good Job, White. Way to show your true colors.
     
  14. mirus

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    sigh should have move over here
    Jonathan Feigen ‏@Jonathan_Feigen
    BTW, you think lawyers had hand in Morey statement citing White "refusing to provide services as required by his uniform player contract?"

    David Weiner ‏@BimaThug
    @Jonathan_Feigen Rockets are clearly building/documenting best possible case/defense for voiding contract, defending possible ADA claim.

    Royce White ‏@Highway_30
    What's suspending me suppose to do �� I've been away from the team for a month 1/2. Guess we want to give it a title to shift accountability.

    Royce White ‏@Highway_30
    Threat, Fines, Suspension won't deter me. I won't accept illogical health decisions, I will keep asking for safety & health. #BeWell @dmorey

    Jonathan Feigen ‏@Jonathan_Feigen
    Asked about White last night, McHale said, "I have no idea." He didn't. Morey has dealt w situation alone to keep it from being distraction.
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    Jonathan Feigen ‏@Jonathan_Feigen
    When McHale was asked about White in Minneapolis, White's hometown, he needed a moment to know who they were asking about. Out of sight...

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Again the @<a href="https://twitter.com/houstonrockets">houstonrockets</a> management has gone against what THEIR OWN docs have declared &amp; their own words. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Illogical">#Illogical</a> <a href="http://t.co/59ABOu1J" title="http://twitter.com/Highway_30/status/287964138775404544/photo/1">twitter.com/Highway_30/sta…</a></p>&mdash; Royce White (@Highway_30) <a href="https://twitter.com/Highway_30/status/287964138775404544" data-datetime="2013-01-06T16:49:35+00:00">January 6, 2013</a></blockquote>
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    http://mobile.chron.com/chron/db_273430/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=dnNEEnJF
     
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    Rockets are pretty fortunate the team is doing well. You know how the Media loves to laugh at the Rockets. Since Harden and Lin are beasting right now, and the future still very bright for the league's youngest team, the analyst can say what a huge mistake drafting this guy has been. I haven't heard much about this incident at all besides scrolling text at the bottom of the screen.
     
  17. mirus

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    Royce White ‏@Highway_30
    & Pls stop tweeting me about flying on ✈'s...its ridiculous, you make it look like you don't read or look into the issues you tweet. #BeWell
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    1m Jonathan Feigen ‏@Jonathan_Feigen
    Odd thing about this suspension. Will anything change for Rockets but White's bank account? Not as if players/coaches will notice difference
     
  18. redearth

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    I'm glad the FO has taken this action. It sends a good message to the team members and the fans. I hope Royce is able to find a way to move forward in a positive manner, whether it's to re-integrate with the Rockets, or to move on.

    I was also wondering the same thing about starting threads, and can only speculate that the newbie group that signed up in the months before Christmas had their privileges locked up (as discussed elsewhere), but subsequent new members signed on with full rights?
     
  19. meh

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    If this issue doesn't get resolved with White actually playing, I can see the Rockets sue White for slander. White is basically abusing doctor-patient confidentiality to work the narrative in his favor. It's amazing that the public sentiment is almost all against him despite the fact that the Rockets can't say a damn thing.

    Morey is in a terrible position right now. He has to keep his mouth shut due to considerations to future players relationships and in terms of confidentiality. Plus he doesn't want his pick to go to waste because White does have talent. It's a pretty difficult situation, but he is certainly handling it the right way. And I'm glad that all these attacks by White aren't getting sympathy from the public.
     

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