NBA Draft Rumors: Royce White Drawing Interesting From Rockets In Middle Of First Round

Iowa State forward Royce White is in play for the Houston Rockets should the team keep its picks at No. 12, 16 or 18, reports Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports Network. White had fallen of late due to his inability to work out for many teams; he has anxiety issues and fears flying. But it appears that his initial stock -- placing him just outside the lottery -- may hold. Rothstein also notes that the Boston Celtics and Memphis Grizzlies are interested in selecting White. The latter jives with a report out of Memphis early Thursday.

The Rockets have been tied to talks to move up to the No. 5 pick owned by the Sacramento Kings, where Connecticut center Andre Drummond is believed to be the target.

Follow our 2012 NBA draft results StoryStream for live pick-by-pick coverage. See our NBA draft rumors StoryStream for full coverage in the run-up. For more on the Rockets, please visit The Dream Shake and SB Nation Houston.

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