White missing practices
Houston rookie Royce White remains absent from the team in a dispute over how the Rockets are helping him confront his anxiety disorder.
The 6-foot-8 White, the 16th overall pick in the 2012 draft, made a deal with the team to travel by bus to some games this season, so he could confront his fear of flying and obsessive compulsive disorder over the long term.
He flew with the team to its season opener in Detroit, then traveled by bus to games at Atlanta and Memphis.
White, who’s yet to play in a game, did not attend Monday’s game against Miami, Tuesday’s practice or the shootaround in advance of Wednesday night’s game with New Orleans. He says on his Twitter account that the Rockets have been “inconsistent” in helping him.
Bogut to rehab in L.A.
Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut will be in the Los Angeles area during part of the team’s upcoming road trip to rehabilitate his surgically repaired left ankle.
The team said Wednesday that Bogut will be under the supervision of Dr. Richard Ferkel, who performed the surgery on the 7-foot Australian on April 27.
The Warriors begin a three-game road trip at Minnesota on Friday.
The team had said last week Bogut would be out 7 to 10 days. Instead, Bogut, who sat out his third straight game Wednesday night against Atlanta, will be out even longer.