White discusses treatment
Houston Rockets first-round pick Royce White says on Twitter that properly treating his mental-health condition is more important than his NBA career. White, the 16th overall pick in the 2012 draft, has been absent from Houston’s practices for almost a week and is dealing with anxiety issues and obsessive compulsive disorder. ESPN first reported that White was prepared to walk away from the NBA. According to the ESPN report, he will meet with the Rockets on Monday to discuss his future.
Around the league
New Orleans Hornets general manager Dell Demps has agreed to a new multiyear contract extension to remain with the club and see through the roster overhaul that he and coach Monty Williams have conducted in tandem during the past two seasons. The Hornets did not release terms of the contract. ... Injured Philadelphia 76ers all-star center Andrew Bynum said Friday he has suffered a “setback” in his return from a knee injury. He has been recovering from a bone bruise on his right knee and now he has issues with his left knee. ... The Chicago Bulls plan to build a new 55,000-square-foot practice facility on the city’s West Side for the 2014-15 season.