Royce White, Rockets at odds over playing time, according to report

Thomas Campbell-US PRESSWIRE

Royce White doesn't think the Houston Rockets have given him enough of an opportunity to earn playing time, and his dispute with the team is growing uglier by the day.

Rookie forward Royce White doesn't think the Houston Rockets are giving him an opportunity to earn playing time and says the organization is using his anxiety disorder against him, according to the Houston Chronicle's Jonathan Feigen. White is has been away from the team since Sunday and is being fined by the organization for every day that he remains away.

White is currently battling an anxiety disorder that, among other things, prevents him from flying. He doesn't think the team is doing enough to support him while he's battling his anxiety issues, and he believes it is using the issues against him to deny him the opportunity to play. White has yet to appear in a game for the Rockets this season, and he has been inactive for the past four.

Houston general manager Daryl Morey announced that the team was sending White down to the Rockets' D-League affiliate but hasn't met with him yet. The team has arranged for White to begin treatment with a doctor at the Baylor College of Medicine, but he has not attended any of those sessions.

The Rockets apparently have no plans to trade White at this time.

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