The Houston Rockets have sent Royce White to the D-League and threatened to fine him if he misses another practice or an appointment with the team's doctor and the former ISU Cyclone basketball standout Royce White doesn't seem happy about it.
He's sent out a number of tweets suggesting the team doesn't have his health at heart.
The NBA team assigned White, the 16th draft pick, to the Rockets NBA Development League and according to one blogger plan to fine White if he misses any additional team practices or games.
White missed some training sessions earlier this year while he was working out an agreement due to his anxiety disorder which is exacerbated by flying.
White released a statement Tuesday night available at USA Today:
"In hindsight, perhaps it was not a good idea to be open and honest about my anxiety disorder — due to the current situations at hand that involve the nature of actions from the Houston Rockets. As a rookie, I want to settle into a team and make progress; but since preseason, the Rockets have been inconsistent with their agreement to proactively create a healthy and successful relationship."
Reports on the Ultimate Rockets Houston Chronicle blog report that the team plans to fine White for every day he remains away from the team or fails to attend therapy sessions.
White missed practices on Sunday, Tuesday and Monday’s game against the Heat, according to the blog.
White has tweeted that he made the team aware of every absense.
Another Tweet on Royce White @Highway_30's feed states
"I informed the #Rockets of every practice I was going to miss. There were no unexplained misses."
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