Royce White

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Royce White

http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nba/1950/royce-white

I'm getting the feeling that the Rockets don't even want White on their roster in the D league if they can get Howard. Obviously we don't know what's going on between the two camps but it looks like White can't adjust to life as a pro athlete with his disorder. He's a physical freak who can do about anything on the court but there is no filter on his twitter account or his mouth and he's going to be a free agent. I still think that someone else will give him a shot but I truly thought Houston was his best chance because of John Lucas and the organization.

Don't forget that this guy left the D league team last year because he thought he had been called up but the Rockets never made a move so he went back down.


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I have been a supporter of

I have been a supporter of Royce throughout this entire ordeal, but I'm starting to lose patience. And I'm a patient guy.

He did recently say (on Twitter, of course!) that the Rockets didn't even ask him to be a part of the Summer League team, or that it wasn't even discussed. In my opinion the Rockets SHOULD want him there! They should TELL HIM they do. And if Royce wants to be there to compete and improve, he should absolutely do the same and TELL THEM he wants to contribute. I don't get this situation at all...

It all started because of lack of communication, and yet there is still a blatant lack of it after this long. Both sides ned to figure out what they truly want and communicate those desires with one another. It's time to end this in one way or another.

Rant over. Sorry, my dudes.

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His career was over before it

His career was over before it started. At least he got a cool couple of mill for not doing a damn thing but complaining.
I expect them to try to attach his contract in another trade and if that falls through they'll waive him and try to stretch his contract to soften the blow.

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He robbed the team, simple as that.

His career is over and he'll be broke inside 5 years. I know tons of people with mental health issues, myself included, who still go to work and do their job. He thought he would be spoiled and pampered through this and collect for nothing. I'd bet Houston will sue for a good portion of the money back, since he refuses to work.

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why would you incenuate

why would you incenuate anybody being broke. You may know people with health issues and yourself included but everbody's situation is different. you have not lived his life or know the depth of his anxiety.

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He's done in the NBA

Might not be done with basketball though. I honestly see Europe as a better fit for him. Smaller leagues. Less long distance travel (depending on the league). Less preasure. More likely to accomodate. Fewer games. Very good living to be made.

He first has to get over there though.

And he still has to be willing to give more up than he has so far.

Up to him at this point. Too much talent to fold completely.

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I tend to agree. I disagree

I tend to agree. I disagree that he will be "broke in 5 years" as some other people might think. The guy is just too talented for that to happen, and to simply be done playing ball. He's a smart guy, which could cause more problems for him and others than would happen if he were, well, for lack of a better term, more Michael Beasley-esque. Haha. I think it's all up to him too at this point. Get your head out of your butt, get in the gym and prove doubters wrong. Twitter isn't going to fix problems. I'll be keeping a constant eye on him, regardless.

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can't see it happening

Royce has so many hangups with a league as organized as the NBA and he's going to go play in a country that he has no support in and doesn't know when/if he'll get paid? I can only imagine him going on a twitter rant in Greece or Russia and never being heard from again. It's just hard to imagine that he's going to have something in place to keep him in line.

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He probably should have

He probably should have stayed 4 years at ISU, which would have allowed him to address some of these phobias he has and better prepare him for the rigors of NBA life.

He's talented, but not enough so that he's worth all the hassle at this point. Sad for him but it is what it is I guess.

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Why did he even leave college

Why did he even leave college early, just so he could put this team through this? He knew what he was capable of and what he wasn't ready for. (Im referring to his mental disorder) he knew he would have a hard time, and obviously an impossible time adjusting to the requirements the nba puts on you as far as travel. Shoulda stayed in school and got his degree and been the big man on campus leading the team in every statistical category. The Rockets put a lot of faith in him picking him in the first round, meaning guaranteed money, and from all the interviews this guy did at the combine and for the different networks covering that draft and im sure in team workouts, he was consistently saying he would be fine and would work through it and should be able to play for his team. And he never played a single game and put the team in a hard situation by not fulfilling his part of the contract. I think they continue to do him a favor everyday that goes by that they dont cut him. I understand his situation is very tough for him and if it wasnt im sure that he would be playing, but dont let everyone think youre gonna be an nba player and then essentially refusing to do what is expected and required of you once youre there.

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What I hate most about his

What I hate most about his stupid behavior is that a great person and talented player in Robinson was traded to clear cap space while this douche doesn't make any progress or still doesn't really to care about his job. His Twitter account should be banned and he shouldn't tweet anything more unless he gets into shape and plays a game.

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Robinson?

Trob? he may be a great person, but talented is a stretch considering he's a top 5 pick, only been in the league for a year and he's already bouncing around like a ping pong ball.

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"As expected"

"As expected" - ouch

Royce didn't have an agenda to hold the Rockets hostage. As for his anxiety, he's VERY inconsistent with it, he admitted himself that when he plugs his headphones in everything becomes bearable it's just the runway that bothers him. Football player Jesus Navas also suffers from anixety but he's made great strides over the years and has recently moved to Manchester City in England in a big-money move but it took him awhile and some therapy to overcome the fear of leaving home and his family however Royce should cash in on his fame by linking up with other athletes like Navas. At this point White is dangling from being traded or waived. I support Royce White but even I'm not blind enough to recognise that he's blowing his chance here.

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refused to play in nbdl playoffs

He refused to play in the play off becuase it was more stressful then a normal game

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