Royce White so far
We heard all the stories while Royce wasn't playing in Houston now he's finally playing for the Vipers. After 3 games he's not exactly dominating the competition...actually his last game is his worst so far. More turnovers that points last night on 1-8 shooting.
The Rockets should have required that there be some sort of protocol in place for him keeping himself in shape while he was complaining on Twitter. The Golden Gophers are very proud of their alumni.
Tonight he was ejected.
Around the 50 min mark in this video:
He got kicked out of the game for doing nothing? LOL Oh d-league refs. One of the stupidest ejections I've ever seen.
This is one of the protocols that White wanted in place. They told the refs to eject Royce White from a game if they even think he's gonna have a panic/anxiety attack for his own well being. So that ref might of saved Whites life. Believe it.
Take smarter shots. But if you double his minutes he'll avg 8ppg 9rpg 6.6apg 2.0spg and .4bpg
Those stats aren't bad at all
And also 5 TO and 6.5 fouls
Take away that the dude is crazy and could go postal at any moment, but... he did throw a nice left right before the foul was called!
I wasn't expecting anything stellar from White in terms of performances because he's still getting into the flow of things. Having said that, getting ejected in his third D-League game does not look good from a Rockets front office point of view at all and it's doesn't aid White's perceived 'character issues' either.
What Mr. 19134 stated must be true that an ejection was indeed the correct decision but that makes him such a liability in big games. For instance, imagine if White were playing against the Piston bad boys? A more relevant example would be how he would handle a guy like Garnett mentally? I'm one of White's many fans on this site and I'm really hoping that he becomes a star but looking at him from a detached perspective, this is not looking good when you consider how vocal he has been. He has risen the bar so high that he must dominate in immediate fashion inorder appease the masses.
So far his conditioning is keeping him from being effective. At this point he just needs to get through the rest of the season with the Vipers and have a little professional basketball under his belt (no pun intended). Once the season is over I would hope that White and some of the other Rockets would get together to form some kind of bond. At this point they don't know him and only have heard all of the crazy so any chance he can show that he can be a normal person would go a long way. If he stays away and practices on his own we'll know how much of a teammate he really is.
Maybe the dude should delete his Twitter account and get back onto the court where he has a chance to make millions as long as he isn't lazy. That's it, just don't be lazy. How hard is that?
From an interview with Grantland on 1/30..... "Yet when I ask how much basketball he's been playing during this long stretch of inactivity, his answer is that he's hardly been playing at all. "I work out very sparingly, to be honest," White says. "I probably shoot once a week.""
Yeh the guy is addicted to twitter - they should of made that a clause in his contract. By not even keeping physically fit i can't work out. Depression and anxiety are linked together, I would of thought he would of been hitting the court hard as physcial activity helps with this....