The Houston Rockets and Royce White are at an impasse after he refused an assignment to the Rockets’ D-League team. He cited an unsafe atmosphere as his reason for not reporting to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. He released a statement and tweeted a lot in the past week about the Rockets allegedly refusing to listen to the opinions and orders of doctors regarding his mental health.
On Sunday, the Rockets decided to suspend White for not providing his services.
The wording of this quote from Morey is very interesting. You normally see a player being suspended for “conduct detrimental to the team.” But here, the Rockets are suspending him specifically for refusing to provide services. That’s also known as refusing to accept a D-League assignment.