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Carl Herrera 11-13-2012 02:43 PM

Royce White skips game and practice (UPDATE: White issues statement)
 
UPDATE: 10:46pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by Clutch (Post 7337884)
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Per @<a href="https://twitter.com/bull50">bull50</a>, Rockets have "set up mental health appointments for Royce every single day since he's been here" and he hasn't been to one yet.</p>&mdash; ClutchFans.net (@clutchfans) <a href="https://twitter.com/clutchfans/status/268566894292918274" data-datetime="2012-11-14T04:11:51+00:00">November 14, 2012</a></blockquote><script src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

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UPDATE: 8:30pm
Quote:

Originally Posted by Clutch (Post 7337231)
Full statement from Royce White:

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. As a rookie, I want to settle into a team and make progress; but since preseason the Rockets have been inconsistent with their agreement to proactively create a healthy and successful relationship. At this point the Rockets are aware of my position and the reason for my absence. Any other response is inaccurate. This is important to me. It is a health issue. I must advocate for my rights. It is a player-commodity league. The 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.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Sampson confirmed White skipped practice and said doesn't think White was at game last night.Told others D-League decision then.</p>&mdash; Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) <a href="https://twitter.com/Jonathan_Feigen/status/268437415423774720" data-datetime="2012-11-13T19:37:21+00:00">November 13, 2012</a></blockquote>
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I was excited about his NBA potential before the draft and still am, but news like this make me wonder. I hope there is an explanation to this other than Royce just decided to skip.

rocketman84 11-13-2012 02:46 PM

I don't understand why would draft someone with travel anxiety anyway. I get that that's a separate issue than his attitude problem, but we shouldn't have drafted him anyway.

fv court 11-13-2012 02:46 PM

its getting hard for all fans, not just white fans.

Mr. Clutch 11-13-2012 02:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fv court (Post 7335804)
its getting hard for all fans, not just white fans.

Not for Asik fans like myself.

Commodore 11-13-2012 02:50 PM

as someone who shows up for work every day, it's hard to have any sympathy for White

ROXTXIA 11-13-2012 02:51 PM

I'd like to think we can tap that well of talent he has, but (while not making fun of his illness) how much of his behavior is the illness and how much is pure flakiness? How much does the former contribute to the latter? Is he trying to overcome his problems or are they getting the better of him or is he in any way overpushing the boundaries of goodwill the team has set (which must have some sort of limits)?

Again, not making fun of him. Can he be helped so that he can help the team? Was our pick wasted (in which case, 3 out of 4 unwasted picks [DMo included] isn't bad)?

Might take a couple years before we really know if he'll rise above his illness or if it'll be more than the organization can deal with.

Quote:

Originally Posted by rocketman84 (Post 7335802)
I don't understand why would draft someone with travel anxiety anyway. I get that that's a separate issue than his attitude problem, but we shouldn't have drafted him anyway.

^This.

tinman 11-13-2012 02:51 PM

this doesn't look good for him and the question is do we really even need him?

Akim523 11-13-2012 02:52 PM

Headcase.

This is got nothing to do with his mental issue but purely work ethic.

Not good.

Fullcourt 11-13-2012 02:52 PM

Skipped practice? Jesus, I wouldn't care if we cut him.

AroundTheWorld 11-13-2012 02:53 PM

Keep him away from the team as far as possible, and if in any way legally possible, cut ties with him as soon as possible.

Coban Hutton 11-13-2012 02:54 PM

This is sad. Missing training camp and setting yourself apart from the team was a bad start.

Nimo 11-13-2012 02:54 PM

Really?
http://www.fanscity.com.au/images/colonialWhite.jpg

How so?

redhotrox 11-13-2012 02:54 PM

He's missing so much time, especially for a rookie that needs to practice and earn his shot from the coaches...Skipped camp as leverage ploy to get the Rockets to meet his demands...skipped the home opener with migraines...skipped yesterday's game and today's practice...I'm hating that it's already looking this bad for a guy we just invested a lot in. And Morey is usually so thorough and places a lot of importance on background checks/psychological profile type stuff...

yunac010 11-13-2012 02:55 PM

Skipping practice has nothing to do with his anxiety disorder. From this and his twitter seems like he's pissed about not getting playing time.

Ricksmith 11-13-2012 02:55 PM

His potential was well worth the #16 pick, but his personal issues are going to make it hard for him to be successful. I hope he can get himself together and finally get some playing time soon, but this really makes me wish we had picked Zeller instead.

Haymitch 11-13-2012 02:59 PM

Does his pay get docked if he skips practices/games? Or does he just get fined?

Either way, this is bad news. I was glad that we took a chance on him in the draft, but everything since then has gone poorly with Royce. T-Will 2.0

Commodore 11-13-2012 02:59 PM

all that crying in the Grantland documentary about people willing to take a chance on him, and this is how he repays them? where's the gratitude?

zaam 11-13-2012 03:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fv court (Post 7335804)
its getting hard for all fans, not just white fans.

WOW. You just Carl Herrera'ed Carl Herrera.

SupermoochieFro 11-13-2012 03:00 PM

Na, I'm not excited...it's going limp noodle.

RV6 11-13-2012 03:01 PM

How do you not know if he was at the game or not :confused:

anyone recognize this view/area? White's tweet yesterday.

https://instagr.am/p/R8Z8qBOluR/media/?size=l


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