Royce White’s basketball career his hitting a downward slope. This is truly unfortunate, the kid is really talented.
The Rockets took no action Monday regarding rookie Royce White’s not reporting to their NBA Development League affiliate. White said in a statement Sunday that he would not comply with the assignment, but he was not scheduled to join the Rio Grande Valley Vipers until Monday.
Rockets officials were still considering their next step, which could include a suspension.
White worked out last week with basketball staff intern Derrick Alston, but Rockets coach Kevin McHale said at the time he did not know how White was doing or if he would be able to contribute this season.