Houston Rockets forward Royce White rejected the assignment he received to his team’s D-League affiliate, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, on Sunday. This is seen as another hindrance to White’s return to the basketball court for the Houston Rockets.
Royce White, who was the 16th overall pick in this past June’s NBA draft, has been on the Houston Rockets inactive list for most of the NBA season while he and his team try and figure out how to deal with his mental health and anxiety disorder.
The rookie’s assignment to the D-League, which was issued to him on Saturday, was supposed to be a positive step to getting him back on the basketball court. However, White released a statement on Sunday which stated that he would not be reporting to the team.