The Rockets have sent Royce White, Donatas Motiejunas and Scott Machado to the NBA D-League. The Rio Grande Valley Vipers just got some talent on their roster.
White's anxiety issues were a main story in the preseason and perhaps the Rockets felt it was best to get him get him regular playing time. This move is somewhat surprising, so stay tuned for more confirmation from the team.
Royce missed a lot of camp. He needs game action, but he also needs to get in better condition. I think this could help build up his confidence and ease him into more pressurized situations.
Them sending down Motiejunas was a bit of a surprise though. What could he possibly learn playing with D-Leaguers that he either already knows or can't learn practicing with NBA'ers? This kid has been a pro for years already at a Eurocup level which is way better competition than the D-League. This has to be disappointing for him. I don't understand sending down Machado either. I mean, just look at the PGs on that team.
Remember when people where saying Montie over Valaciunas...
That argument is not anywhere near done when they both have so much more growing to do. And I don't their situations could be any more different.
On a side note I don't know why people say Montie when there is no N there, yet people have trouble writing ValaNciunas?
He is called Montie because that is a nickname he will answer too. The absence of N in valaNciunas and it appearing in moNtie is not related in any way so yet wouldn't be the proper conjunction.
Donatas Motiejunas suprises me the most, he could help the rockets now
Not that surprising. Pattrick Patterson and Marcus Morris both played in the D-League, as rookies, and now play important roles in Houston. Plus, they draft power forwards every year. You can only play so many guys at one position. I'm sure when White comes up Jones will go down.
I think Greg Smith may have something to do with it as well idk?