Royce White to Report to Rockets’ D League Affiliate After Long Standoff With Team

Royce WhiteHOUSTON — The Houston Rockets have reinstated suspended forward Royce White, and he’s due to report to the team’s developmental league affiliate Feb. 11.

The 6-foot-8 White, the 16th overall pick in the last draft, has been on the inactive list all season as he worked on an arrangement with the team to balance his acknowledged anxiety disorder with the demands of the NBA schedule.

The Rockets said Saturday that they had reached an agreement that “addresses the major issues” for the two sides. The league and the players’ union have both approved the settlement, the Rockets said.

White was vocal on Twitter throughout the saga, often criticizing the team. The Rockets suspended White on Jan. 6 after he refused to accept an assignment to Rio Grande Valley in the NBDL.

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