Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE
Embattled rookie Royce White seems poised to return to the Rockets after a lengthy absence.
Here's his report:
Rockets rookie forward Royce White says he'll begin working with a member of the team's staff next week at Toyota Center.— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) December 21, 2012
Royce White says he is "hopeful" he will be able to play 4 the Rockets again this year. "I want to play for the Rockets more than anything."— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) December 21, 2012
Details are sketchy at this point and we don't know in what capacity White will be training with the team, but this is obviously a very good development for the Rockets and White. If they can get White back in the gym, practicing with the team, this year won't necessarily be a lost for both parties.
It will be interesting to see if the arrangements between the Rockets and White change, as White has repeatedly been expressing his concern with a lack of protocol with regard to his situation.
If you remember back a few months, White was a guy many labeled as a potential future star, the "X-Factor" for the Rockets season. The last few months have put a damper on this enthusiasm, but if the Rockets and White can work something out, there's no reason why he can't realize this potential.