Royce White to Re-Join the Houston Rockets’ NBDL Team

The latest twist in the interminable Royce White saga, is that the rookie forward will re-join the Rio Grande Vipers less than a week after saying he was done playing until next season (White says a “miscommunication” with the Rockets has been cleared up.) Per the Houston Chronicle: “White played just 12 games for the Vipers when he announced via Twitter that he was returning to Houston, citing the advice of a ‘team doctor.’ He had not consulted the team, however, a person with knowledge of his decision said. White later said he was working to prepare for next season. The Vipers played three games without White, including road games in Pennsylvania and Indiana. Rockets officials have declined to comment about White leaving the Vipers or the decision to return. In 12 games with the Vipers, White averaged 9.6 points and 5.6 rebounds, making 41.6 percent of his shots and 62 percent of his free throws. White has not played in a game for the Rockets this season and has not attended a game or practice since Nov. 11. The first two seasons of his contract are guaranteed for $3.36 million.”