White, Motiejunas and Machado sent to D-League
Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:39 PM
Posted 14 November 2012 - 05:20 PM
It sounds to me as if Morey and Les gave him a talking to and he's pouting.
Posted 14 November 2012 - 05:27 PM
Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:40 PM
I know he was late to training camp due to getting the anxiety issue dealt with but he and the Rockets had a long time before training camp started to get those issues resolved and what it boils down to White shot himself in the foot in that regard by waiting so long to tell the Rockets it was going to be a problem. Now he has been playing catch up ever since. Not showing up to practice and then complaining he hasn't been given the opportunity to earn a spot or getting enough support for his anxiety issues is just over playing his hand. Welcome to the NBA kid; you have to earn playing time, nuff said. You think Motiejunas, Jones and Machado are happy with their current situation? I bet not but you don't hear them b****ing about it. Just shut up, report to the Vipers, play your a$$ off and then your time will come.
Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:53 PM
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:47 PM
Btw White has stated that the Rockets haven't supported him and have not come to full terms on helping him with his health. The last time I checked, the team allowed him to take busses to games and have even assigned him a doctor to help him with his issues. And still with that he is unsatisfied and not attending practice. The Houston Rockets are a professional basketball team not a mental facility. So I really hope he stops the BS and gets to work.
Posted 17 November 2012 - 01:31 AM
i) White informed someone in the Rockets organization who neglected to tell Sampson; or
ii) White didn't tell anyone he wasn't going to be there/did not have a good reason
I gather that White has not been seeing the specialist Houston want him to see. I've seen it written in some places that White claims he didn't realise it was mandatory (though I haven't seen the direct quote). I can understand why in the case of a mental health issue it is not necessarily straightforward to switch to a new doctor. So bearing this in mind, one of the following must be true:
i) The Rockets did not adequately explain that they would require Royce to visit their prescribed doctor; or
ii) White sees the Rockets requirement that he sees a doctor that he doesn't really trust as a lack of support.
White keeps mentioning how he doesn't feel the Rockets have been supportive, and he has also been very vocal about the fact the he doesn't agree with the quotes from 'sources close to the situation' as reported by various news outlets. He sees those sources as mouthpieces for the Houston organisation to badmouth him in the media. So either:
i) White is indeed unhappy about playing time.
ii) White is not actually unhappy about playing time (or at least, it's not what is driving his anger) and finds the fact that it was reported that he was insulting and indicative of a 'lack of support'.
Either way, in this instance I think it was a bad move by the Rockets or whoever it was in the organization that talked to Feigen about it to put it out there. They knew they had to handle White with kid gloves and going to the press is demonstrably not the way to do that.
So yeah, until we get more out of White explaining exactly what he feels isn't working, and what the circumstances are behind him not being with the team, it's difficult to know exactly who is in the wrong here.
[mini-rant] Incidentally, this is why I find Twitter to be such an unsatisfactory medium. It encourages terseness, which in situations like this makes it difficult to parse the truth of the matter. It works for small thoughts, but when you have something big to express, 140 characters just isn't enough. I suppose one might argue that this is merely a case of White using the wrong form of media to explain himself through, but it seems as though in today's NBA it is the only avenue he could go down (unless he wanted to start his own blog somewhere, which he seems disinclined to do). He was worried about getting soundbited by an interviewer, but Twitter forces him to soundbite himself so it's really no better in that respect.[/mini-rant]
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