Oct 23, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers forward Royce White (30) is defended by Minnesota Timberwolves forward Robbie Hummel (6) during the fourth quarter at Wells Fargo Center. The Timberwolves defeated the Sixers 125-102. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Sacramento Kings could debut Royce White Friday


The long road to an NBA court could finally be over for Royce White.

White could be in line to make his NBA debut when the Kings take on the San Antonio Spurs Friday night.

“I think (the issues) kind of resolved themselves over time,” White said Thursday after his first practice with the Kings via Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee. “Just me being in the league for a year and a half and having things be on the table with the league and the union and discussing it put this organization in a better position to handle things. It’s been so good we haven’t even had a discussion about anything. That’s exciting….

“It happened really quick, but we still did it in a way that was really thought out,” White said. “We took a number of things into account. (General manager Pete D’Alessandro) has been great and understanding with me, where I’m coming from, where I want to go and how that fits into the Kings’ organization and being real flexible with me, and I really appreciate that.”

White was originally selected by the Houston Rockets with the 16th pick in the 2012. The two sides clashed over White’s anxiety disorder and he was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers. He was cut before the 2013-14 season began. He signed with the Kings a few weeks back and has been playing with the Reno Big Horns of the D-League.

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