Rockets Reinstate Royce White

January 26 2013 at 6:17pm CDT By Ryan Raroque

Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle tweets that the Rockets have lifted their suspension on Royce White and expect him to join their D-League affiliate on February 11. This past week, we heard that White was close to an agreement which would allow him to begin his assignment with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers after being suspended earlier this month. 

Houston and White released a joint statement today (according to Rockets.com):

"The Houston Rockets and Royce White have today reached an agreement that addresses the major issues that they have been discussing, provides a new start, and gives Royce the best opportunity for long term success as a Houston Rocket. This has been a learning process for both parties. The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have approved the settlement. Royce is no longer suspended and is re-instated effective immediately. He will report to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on February 11, 2013."

Feigen also says that the rookie foward will be allowed to do conditioning work on his own or with Rockets staff before joining the Vipers (Twitter link).  

 

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