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@  Johnny Rocket : (21 August 2014 - 03:20 AM) Thanks for the great links, Buckko!
@  txtdo1411 : (20 August 2014 - 10:13 PM) Bledsoe scares me because of the injuries... that being said it is still probably the right move.
@  jorgeaam : (20 August 2014 - 10:09 PM) Let's go Morey!
@  jorgeaam : (20 August 2014 - 10:09 PM) The Suns are now discussing trade possibilities for restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe, according to Jude LaCava of FOX Phoenix.
@  thejohnnygold : (20 August 2014 - 04:52 AM) That article is a nice change of pace :)
@  Buckko : (20 August 2014 - 01:14 AM) http://probasketball...am-usa/related/ About Harden being the leader for team USA.
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@  Buckko : (17 August 2014 - 05:35 PM) One for Covington too http://www.ridiculou...houston-rockets
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@  Willk : (17 August 2014 - 01:12 AM) harden's passing is unbelievable tonight
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@  feelingsuper... : (14 August 2014 - 11:31 PM) Players could get hurt at any time and they play all summer. On Team USA they have the best courts, coaches and trainers so to me it's pretty clear that I'd rather have Harden on USA than playing the Drew.
@  jorgeaam : (14 August 2014 - 11:30 PM) Well, last year there was smoke in the arena because of a short circuit, so the game wasn't played, but yes, that game included the Wolves too
@  rockets best... : (14 August 2014 - 11:00 PM) Cousins hurt at team USA's practice today. how many injuries will it take before the NBA looks at a review of policy?
@  RollingWave : (14 August 2014 - 08:27 AM) Isn't this the second strait year the Wolfs play in Mexico? I think the NBA i setting them up to move there lol
@  jorgeaam : (14 August 2014 - 02:53 AM) So the Rockets will be playing a game in my country, Nov 12 in Mexico City against the Wolves
@  Adi1008 : (14 August 2014 - 02:35 AM) Here's the NBA schedule: http://i.usatoday.ne...eam_by_team.pdf
@  thejohnnygold : (13 August 2014 - 07:01 PM) ...and that's how the NBA generates ratings :)

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#1 Dan G

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:24 AM

http://blog.chron.co...ado-motiejunas/
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 05:29 AM

jesus, royce white.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:03 AM

Looks like the best case scenario is to get Royce White settled in Houston and accustomed to the NBA lifestyle and maybe he can contribute next year.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:35 PM

Pretty interesting how they didn't send down Terrence Jones too
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:35 PM

btw im really starting to feel like we wasted our 16th pick by drafting Royce White
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:39 PM

Under the rules of last year, only two Rocket's roster players at a time were permitted a protected spot on the D-League roster. Maybe that has been changed this year.... Or, maybe one of the named players is not protected. I seriously doubt that Royce will report anyway. His window of opportunity seems to be closing rapidly, and that is a shame...
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 05:20 PM

Royce is just sad. I suffer from all of the same devices since the 8th grade. It did take me a while to learn how to cope with it but between medication and therapy I am just as functional as anyone else out here. Mind you that I am 28 and a productive part of society (show up for work and follow my boss's directive). But I got a handle on things around 23 barring some family tragedies. None the less, the kid needs to grow up and face his fears otherwise he is pushing himself into insanity. I see an eddie griffin all over again and this one is fueled by an ego. I hope we don't give up on him but it looks like the damage is done.

It sounds to me as if Morey and Les gave him a talking to and he's pouting.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 05:20 PM

REPORT... PRODUCE.... THEN COMPLAIN... not the other way around.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 05:27 PM

I agreed entirely with bboley, there are people in this world whose disorder is worse than Royce's who manage their life. I think at this point the disorder has become a scape goat. Maturity usually comes from conquering something truly difficult in your life. Let's hope Royce starts having some success with this and enjoys the maturity that will bring.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:11 PM

White is now being fined every day he doesnt show up for practice, the situation seems to be getting worse and worse.

http://blog.chron.co...t-with-rockets/
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:40 PM

In my opinion White's anxiety has nothing to do with this particular situation although White is trying to make it look like it is the reason. He is mistaking his lack of playing opportunity based on what he thinks his is anxiety issue when in fact he had already shown up to training camp, missing practice and just not earning his spot in the rotation.

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.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:54 PM

Dan G:
totally agree. I don't see how this will end good for white
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you can only warn a man that the bridge is out.....if he keeps driving he's on his own B)


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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:56 PM

ive grown tired of the royce saga. i dont care if he ever plays here. wasting a pick sucks, but thats life.
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:53 PM

There's no reason to give up on him. Morris was a year long project for other reasons but still worth it. Royce White is being paid and I believe the Rockets should just wait it out, there is no need to rush him. Maybe it will be a year before White can get his life in place and get his NBA career rolling.
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:47 PM

People have to stop feeling bad Royce White at this point. Royce has to understand that this is the NBA, he has to realize he is getting an oppurtunity most of us can only dream of . Millions and millions of people would love to be in his position of being an NBA player but he wants to complain, and not be a MAN. He also has to realize that he is a ROOKIE, he has to earn minutes and the trust of the rockets the same way Jones, Machado and D-Mo have to in order to see the floor. All this attention and all his tweeting has only made the situation worse.

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.
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 01:31 AM

I'm trying as hard as I can to withhold judgement on the situation until all the facts come out. The problem is that for all the stuff White has put up on Twitter, he really hasn't explained his side of the story properly. Why has he not been coming to practice and why aren't the coaches aware of the situation? If he had a legitimate reason and had informed the Rockets, then one could reasonably expect that Sampson would know he wouldn't be there. But Sampson said he didn't know, so either:

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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