AP: Rockets Reinstate Former Cyclone Royce White

FILE - In this June 29, 2012, file photo, Houston Rockets first-round draft pick Royce White speaks with the media at a newws conference in Houston. In October, NBA rookie Royce White disclosed that he is afraid to fly and said he expects to travel by bus to play in at least some of the basketball games for his team, the Houston Rockets. But psychologists and many travelers who've overcome their terror of airplanes say if he might be able to ditch the bus if he can get treatment for the condition. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

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By Grant Burkhardt

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets have reinstated suspended forward Royce White and he's due to report to the team's developmental league affiliate on Feb. 11.

The 6-foot-8 White, the 16th overall pick in the last draft, has been on the inactive list all season as he worked on an arrangement with the team to balance his acknowledged anxiety disorder with the demands of the NBA schedule.

The Rockets said Saturday they had reached an agreement that "addresses the major issues" for the two sides. The league and the players' union have both approved the settlement, the Rockets said.

White was vocal on Twitter throughout the saga, often criticizing the team. The Rockets suspended White on Jan. 6 after he refused to accept an assignment to Rio Grande Valley in the NBDL.

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