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The Royce White saga is currently at a stalemate, with Houston suspending their first-round pick for refusing to accept a D-League assignment.
While I don't want to be quick to place blame on White, I would like to know if he's been accepting game checks from the Rockets.
White has a well-documented anxiety disorder that Houston knew about when drafting him, and has seemed willing to work with him and figure out a solution to limit his flying. Despite this, White has yet to play in an NBA game this season and won't even report to the Rocket's D-League affiliate.
While it appears Houston has tried to work out a plan with White while keeping the media out, White has been very vocal on twitter, often criticizing the Rockets organization and coaching staff.
I understand White has a serious medical issue, but why all the criticism and complaining about the organization that took a chance on you when so many others wouldn't? The Rockets seem like they're trying to help White, yet he keeps refusing what they offer.
As someone who could stand up and be a positive face for those who have such severe anxiety issues, White could definitely be representing himself better this season.
Here's hoping the two sides can work something out and White can resume his promising NBA career.