Sixers’ Royce White Will Fly With the Team


A 22-year old, 6′ 8” power forward that was drafted in the first round of last year’s draft, Royce White has a lot of talent and potential.

He also has a lot of issues.

After a complicated year with the Houston Rockets after being the 16th overall pick in the 2012 draft, Houston dealt White to the Sixers for virtually nothing. White’s time with the Rockets was spent dealing with his anxiety problem and an inability to travel with the team do to problems with flying.

This offseason, White was being investigated for domestic violence.

However, when asked if he’ll accompany the team to preseason in Spain, White answered in the affirmative.

If White can get his issues in order and simply play basketball, he could be a great asset for the Sixers. Hopefully his emergence will be one of the positives in the Sixers’ 2013-14 season, which will surely not be positive in the stat sheets.

White is a versatile player that can play some point guard as well as forward. This will allow Brett Brown to use him at will and discover his niche in the NBA. The fact that the Sixers’ season is certainly going to be a bust will give Brown the luxury of trying White out at the different positions without the possibility of causing the team to lose.

Royce White, along with draft picks Nerlens Noel and Michael Carter-Williams, will be one of the most analyzed players on the Sixers’ roster. He has great potential, and will be watched closely.