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Rockets rookie White leaves D-League team

Royce White has left the NBA D-league and returned to Houston to work out on his own.

HOUSTON -- Royce White has left the NBA D-league and returned to Houston to work out on his own.


White, a rookie for the Houston Rockets, confirmed via Twitter that he is no longer with the team's D-league affiliate, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.


"Have been advised by our team physician it is most logical I be in Houston the remainder of the season," White wrote.


He later clarified that he isn't headed back to Houston to play for the Rockets this season. White suffers from Generalized Anxiety Disorder and has not played for the Rockets this season. He was the No. 16 pick in the 2012 draft. He was averaging a little less than 10 points per game in the D-league.


"Working out in Houston to transition to next year has been medically deemed the healthiest option," White wrote. "I'm excited to get to work."