Ummmmm, Royce White has a well documented anxiety disorder going back to before he showed up at Iowa State, back when he played college ball in Minnesota. White left Houston because of his anxiety, not for lack of playing time.
Cmon its a cover story. He is leaving cause he has no role on this team. How can we be getting murdered on the boards every night and still Doc wont play Darko.Thank you. Darko leaving for his sick mom seems awefully similar to Royce White leaving because his lack of playing time causes anxiety.
It should be Darko and Wilcox spliting the minutes at Center and Kg/Bass at power forward. The problem is Doc loves small ball.
I want to see Darko play for the Celts, but face it- Darko is a quitter and always will be. This isn't very surprising, as it has happened several times in his career already. Even if he were getting major minutes and contributing now, his past history says it's just a matter of time before he throws in the towel.
So therefore, you really should believe the whole "sick mom" thing with Darko.
There's a proper thread for this, I guess, but Woj makes it sound like it was largely a playing time issue. His anxiety prevents him from flying. And from showing up in training camp. And from going to practice. And from being demoted to the D-League. And from showing up at appointments with his therapist.
White has an anxiety issue, but that doesn't mean it's occasionally a pretext. Darko probably has a sick mom, too, but if he was seeing playing time, folks have the right to question whether he'd have a different perspective.
Who ever said they didn't have a right to question Darko's or White's reasons for doing what they are doing? I just disagree with moiso and others and am stating my case.
Honestly, people tend to take Woj's word like its the word of God but he's not always right and doesn't always have the inside scoop.
Everything I have read on White, including much of his Tweets, says its a problem over how they are handling his anxiety disorder and I don't think there's any question he has an anxiety disorder which is what moiso alluded to. The man has stated he would rather quit the NBA than have his anxiety order not treated properly. He has said he probably shouldn't have been honest about his condition. These don't seem like words from someone just looking for playing time.
And as ImShak said, professionals don't usually use the "my mom is sick" excuse to get out of work. In today's era of news reporting, if this wasn't true, it would be a problem for him in trying to negotiate a future contract. And apparently Doc has confirmed everything on Boston radio.