Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 at 3:25 pm  |  12 responses

Royce White is Close to Re-joining the Houston Rockets

The latest twist in the seemingly never-ending Royce White saga is that the rookie forward is set to join the Houston Rockets once again, this time with a fresh set of agreements between player and team. Reports the Houston Chronicle: “In a call in to a morning show on 97.9 The Box, White said he plans to report to the D-League on Feb. 11, pending ‘paper work’ on a plan with the team. According to a person with knowledge of the plan, the Rockets are close to making an announcement in which White would return to the team under a written agreement that includes key elements of the protocols that White wanted to have as an addendum to his contract. Under the agreement, writing with input from the NBA and the NBPA, White would resume workouts to prepare for the D-League assignment. He had been working out for several days this month with basketball staff intern Derrick Alston but was suspended Jan. 6, one week after he said he would refuse his assignment to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. Rockets general manager Daryl Morey said White was suspended ‘for refusing to provide services as required by his Uniform Player Contract.’ Morey would not comment on any plan with the team. When told of White’s comments on Wednesday, Morey said, ‘We’re in constant communication with Royce and hope to get him back in the fold soon.’ White seemed optimistic that the agreement would be in place shortly.”

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  • shockexchange

    Royce White, after all this kicking and screaming, incoherent twitter messages, and that nonsensical Marlon Brando steez (“I’m so complicated and misunderstood”), you better get out there and play some ball. If you bring back memories of George McGinness then all will be forgiven. If not, then you gon’ catch that ether.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509819249 Gaurav P.

    Yeah….if he screws up again and starts b**tching again over anything, the Rockets need to cut him loose. This guy seems like a loose cannon.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert


  • Max

    Please get to play, I want to see what he can do.

  • roscoe

    i wonder what the other HOU players are thinking right now.

  • bike

    Turns out, the Rockets have realized they could really use a basket case right now.

  • TV63

    What ‘s really bad is the next rookie in future drafts that has any inkling of mental issues will be passed over, Everyone can get all mad I said that but you know dam well it’s true. And it will be because of how Royce White handled this whole mess.

  • D_B

    If KG punked Melo, what would he do to Royce?

  • shockexchange

    Ask for an order of protection.

  • Matt

    It would be amazing if he became an All-Star in the future. He seems genuinely intelligent, seen through his manner of speech and playstyle, and to become an All-Star would be to bring mental issues like his to the forefront of the NBA and the media (more so than now).

  • Nick

    Did u just say “anything”?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509819249 Gaurav P.

    As in, related to his anxiety, how misunderstood he is, etc.