The saga between the Houston Rockets and rookie Royce White continues to wage back and forth in what has been quite a precarious relationship.
"The information that the Houston Rockets have publicly presented about this situation has been extremely misleading and a lot of times totally inaccurate," White said. "An image of support has been presented by the Rockets, but the only logical support here would be listening to the recommendation of the medical professionals involved. That has not totally happened here. I have chosen to not play, because the doctors and I believe it to be unsafe for unqualified Rockets front office personnel to make medical decisions, as they are not mental health professionals.”
White has continued to claim that he wants to play this year, but he believes that the Rockets are mishandling his entire situation. The Rockets picked White with the number 16 pick in this year’s draft knowing that White had anxiety issues, but the gamble on this extremely talented player has unfortunately not paid off so far.