In one of the most highly debated moves of the 2012 NBA draft, the Houston Rockets took a chance on former Iowa State Cyclone forward Royce White. Unfortunately, an unforeseen turn of events has led to White approaching the end to his career before it could even begin.
No matter how bad it may be, don't write him off just yet. It's far too soon to call White a draft bust.
To be fair, we must acknowledge the turbulent road White has taken to his current status as an undeniable disappointment. White began his career by missing the opening of the Rockets' training camp, citing his severe anxiety as his reason for absence (via Fox 26 Houston).
White's next absence was far less forgivable. Upon learning that the Rockets were delegating him to the NBA D-League for further development, White refused to attend practice (via Fox 26 Houston).
Most recently, White claimed that he was willing to walk away from the NBA (via ESPN).
According to Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston, White met with Rockets general manager Daryl Morey to discuss that possibility. As for how those talks went, it has been more of the uncertain same.
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