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

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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.





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.

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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.

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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.
Travel anxiety is something that's completely workable, esp. since White was a good sell in interviews (expressed himself well), was aware of his problem, and was doing stuff to fix it (he was seeing a doctor, was able to travel on planes before etc). He also had the benefit of a "good character" coach in Hoiberg, who basically swore up and down about White's stability.

To be quite honest I feel no sympathy for White right now, sure he has anxiety disorder but till when does that become a crutch? He was already given permission to go on bus trips, what more does he want from the Houston org? The Rox took a chance on him even when they didn't have to, if they hadn't drafted White we would have gotten our backup C by now.

And to be quite honest, White should man up and suck it up. Sure, the NBA is a player-commodity league, but at this point White himself isn't a goddamn commodity, he isn't even good enough to steal minutes away from Parsons/Delfino/Morris etc. If he wants star treatment then he should first play like one, their a bajillion other guys who would die to be in his shoes right now, and 99.99% of them don't have to be babysit or have anxiety disorders.
 
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its getting hard for all fans, not just white fans.
 
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its getting hard for all fans, not just white fans.
Not for Asik fans like myself.
 
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Headcase.

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

Not good.
 
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Not for Asik fans like myself.
I just picked him up for my fantasy team.
 
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Not for Asik fans like myself.
Asik is quickly becoming the new Scola on the team, the lunch-pale guy. Hustles like him too.
 
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Not for Asik fans like myself.
haha..I'll second that Clutch. I'm a big Asik fan. Plus we got potentially another quality rookie, Terrence jones, not to mention D-Mo and Morris showing potential. You win some, lose some.
 
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this is one of those deals where he will get cut and have this made for TV comeback story. Except with another team.

We got him too early. Of course he could likely flame out altogether. Either way it's looking worse and worse for rockets.

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its getting hard for all fans, not just white fans.
WOW. You just Carl Herrera'ed Carl Herrera.
 
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This is so typical of a White.

T-Will 2.0, but I was pro-squid. I'm anti-White.

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Bad move on the part of the Rockets to get him knowing his "issues." Sad situation for all, but... meh, there are more fish in the sea.
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That's what SHE said.

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as someone who shows up for work every day, it's hard to have any sympathy for White
 
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This is sad. Missing training camp and setting yourself apart from the team was a bad start.
 
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as someone who shows up for work every day, it's hard to have any sympathy for White
You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Commodore again.
 
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I think he will have a difficult year. Hopefully he puts his head down and works on his game and his health problems. I hope he uses the d league as motivation to be a better player and not view it as something that is unfair and discriminatory. All depends on his outlook. He has a lot of potential but I don't think it's a stretch to see him out of basketball in 2 years.

We are going to make trades around the deadline I think. If he works hard he could see pt then.
 
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as someone who shows up for work every day, it's hard to have any sympathy for White
You wouldn't show up for work everyday if illness prevented you from doing so.
 

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