The Houston Rockets suspended first-round pick Royce White for “refusing to provide services” required by his contract on Sunday.
General Manager Daryl Morey said Sunday that the team will continue to work with White in hopes of finding a resolution.
White will not be paid during his suspension.
White refused his assignment to Houston’s D-League affiliate a week ago. The 16th overall pick in the June draft has spent most of the season on Houston’s inactive list while he and the team figure out how to handle his anxiety disorder and overall mental health.
The Dallas Mavericks requested waivers on guard Chris Douglas-Roberts after he spent only two weeks on their roster.
Dallas made the move Sunday, a day after the Mavericks tied an NBA record with their 10th consecutive overtime loss.
Douglas-Roberts was the D-League’s top scorer when he was signed Dec. 23.