It's encouraging that Royce White is inching his way toward making his NBA regular-season debut with the Houston Rockets.
Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reported that White is headed to the Rockets' D-League affiliate, the Rio Grade Valley Vipers. Per Feigen:
Rockets rookie Royce White moved a step closer to reporting Monday to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League by passing a physical Friday, athletic trainer Keith Jones said.
White and the Rockets reached an agreement that allowed him to work out for several weeks before reporting in time for games Tuesday and Wednesday.
White's issues with his fear of flying and anxiety disorder have been well publicized.
They've helped to build a rocky relationship between the Rockets and White.
When Houston drafted him, the organization knew what it was getting into in regard to his fear of flying and general anxiety issues.
That news came out before the NBA draft.
It was a bit gutsy of White to reveal something that important with millions of dollars possibly on the line.
It's a very delicate problem since ...
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Royce White: Playing in D-League Is Great Step for Rookie’s Career with RocketsFebruary 9th, 2013 by Joseph Zucker Leave a reply »