Sixers Waive Royce White; Make Other Cuts
The Sixers have released Royce White.
The 16th pick in the 2012 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets hasn't been easy to accommodate off the court but seemed to be at least making strides during the pre-season. Philadelphia is still on the hook for the $1.72 million on White's contract, which is being paid by Houston, for the 2013-14 season if no team chooses to bring him in.
Most recently, White flew to Charlotte with the Sixers for a preseason game and was in the starting lineup. He was planning to fly to games this season when necessary, and drive to games that weren't too far from home.
While White did his best to get past some of his -off-court issues, he failed to impress on the court, making just 39.1 percent from the field while committing tons of turnovers and fouls in the process.
White fouled out in just 17 minutes of action against the Cavs on Monday, finishing with seven points, six boards, two assists, one steal, one block and five turnovers.
It seemed like White had a fan in Sixers GM Sam Hinkie, who helped bring him to Houston with the No. 16 overall pick in the 2012 draft and brought him to Philly via trade this summer. However, some have suggested, Furkan Aldemir was the "primary target" in the 76ers' trade with Houston, which also netted them White and a draft pick.