Why couldn't the Rockets send him to the D-League for 2 years, have him rot on the bench, then can him? That might be happening.
He is a rookie. He has proven nothing as far as what kind of player he can be in the NBA.
Just think how much of a stronger impact he could make for the mental illness/anxiety cause if he would take care of business and become a star in the league. Now...... that would be a platform.
Originally Posted by cyclone13
Given that Royce is a significant investment for the Rockets and that they would be foolish to concede it so early, I think the best course of action right now is for Royce to be sent down to the D-League so he can learn to play professional basketball and manage his anxiety in an environment less demanding than the NBA. While there, hopefully he can develop his ability to manage his anxiety in a less demanding professional setting so that he can later return to the Rockets and be a contributing member of their team.
I don't like coming to the conclusion that I did because I am a big fan of Royce trying to do his part to remove the stigma of mental illness by being so open and public about it. However, I think Royce's actions are only validating the stigma, and at this point, he simply needs to do everything he can to show the Rockets the he is worth the risk they took. The first thing Royce can do to advance his cause is to be a valuable member of the team as no advocacy or publicity he generates will have any positive effect if he shows that the risk the Rockets took on him wasn't worth it.
I really, really hope this ends up well for Royce, but given all the continuous drama, if I had to guess, I'm afraid I would say that it will not.
This kind of reminds of a girl I used to work with that demanded that she get to take her cat to work because of her depression. Both her and Royce have illnesses that are extremely difficult to deal with, but it's also difficult for employers to deal with these things, especially when the person with the illness is making a public stink about it.
Hmmm Royce needs to not play hoops anymore and grow up and work on his life a little more.
All the misdirection from @HoustonRockets about the "medical help" is laughable. I told them I would like to see MY doctor for 3yrs.
Royce just be quiet!!
You are not winning!!!!!!!
Since the Rockets are trying to help him and he does a no show that is BS on Royce's part and that saddens me.
This has been mentioned before: Who would want Royce White at this point? I understand he has a mental illness, and that is an unfortunate condition for one to have. I get that. But, to constantly get on twitter and just spout off about awareness is getting to be too over the top!!
Royce has been vocal about mental illness on twitter even before pre-season began, but not to this current frequent rate. I had told my father even before the season started that I suspected Royce was going to use the Mental Illness card as to why he wasn't getting playing time. Using the illness as a crutch is just wrong!
I would be surprised if he recovers from this latest drama and plays a minute of professional basketball.
As an outsider, I seriously wonder how RW made it through 2 years on campus? And (please correct me if I am wrong) didn't he have a child last year? That is as much of a responsibility as anything...hope his illness doesn't detract him from raising a child as should be done!
Anybody whose dealt with GAD knows that there is disagreement as to treatments and medications, and some meds make the situation worse in certain people. From personal experience with my mom, I also know that doctors get locked into treatment modes to the detriment of their patients.