And apparently, Royce White has been just that. So well that he’s reportedly going to give this NBA thing one more chance. Either that, or he just needs the money.
White was the No. 16 pick in the 2012 NBA draft, at the time many scouts and draft analysts handed him the “steal” of the draft honors. As of today, White has still not played in the NBA. He bounced around the Houston Rockets D-League affiliate, Rio Grande Valley Vipers, but never actually played for the Rockets during the regular season.
Houston traded White to the Philadelphia 76ers last July and was waived in October.
The former first round pick dealt with mental-health issues and everyone knew that coming into the NBA, which is part of the reason that he wasn’t a lottery pick. But even then, the fact that he’s not even in the league less than two years after being drafted should tell you all you need to know about White.
Anyways, he’s back.
According to Sam Amick of USA Today, the Sacramento Kings are going to roll the dice and give White a shot.
The Sacramento Kings recently worked out 22-year-old forward and mental health advocate Royce White and are likely to sign him to a 10-day contract, two people with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports.
I think the only question we need to ask ourselves, or Kings fans need to ask, is how much damage could White do in those 10 days?
Royce White and DeMarcus Cousins in the same locker room? This should be a reality TV show.