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Old 01-27-13, 11:34 PM
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White Reinstated!

It appears that Royce White can finally get back to playing basketball.

White was reinstated by the Houston Rockets and will report to the team's D-League affiliate, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, on Feb. 11, according to a joint statement released Saturday by the Rockets and White.

White has been inactive all season, and the team suspended the rookie forward on Jan. 6 after he refused an initial assignment to Rio Grande Valley. The sides "reached an agreement that addresses the major issues" facing White and the Rockets, the statement said.

Neither the Rockets nor White offered any details of the agreement, but the statement said it had been approved by the league and the players' union.

The Rockets drafted White out of Iowa State with the No. 16 pick in the June draft. He has not played this season while he and the team tried to work out a suitable arrangement for White to manage an anxiety disorder while playing in the NBA.

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