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Royce White leaves D-League team

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Houston Rockets rookie Royce White announced via Twitter that he's coming back to Houston on the recommendation of a team doctor, and his time with the organization's D-League team in the Rio Grande Valley may be ending.

"Have been advised by our team physician it is most logical I be in Houston the remainder of the season," White said. "Thank you @rgvvipers for having me."

A Rockets spokesman said White remains on the Rio Grande Valley Vipers roster, and added that the team won't comment further.

White, 21, the team's first-round pick, has an acknowledged anxiety disorder has prevented him from playing for Houston this season.

In other news, the Rockets re-assigned forward Terrence Jones to Rio Grande Valley, Rockets general manager Daryl Morey announced. Jones has averaged 18.4 points, 9.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 17 games with the Vipers in 2012-13.

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