Houston Rockets rookie forward Royce White will not play in Friday night's preseason game against the New Orleans Hornets because coach Kevin McHale does not believe he is ready to go since he missed the first week of training camp working through his personal issues.
White said he remains concerned about his travel plans with the team which continue to be a work in progress.
White suffers from general anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and a fear of flying.
It is because of that fear that White has requested that the Rockets allow him to travel to some games by bus.
"It's a little bit of a sticky situation because it's a new thing for the league and they are going through the process of trying to figure out," White said.
White's agent, Andrew Vye, told FOX 26 Sports while it is a complicated situation, White's travel issues will be resolved.
"The absolute truth of the matter is that we are still working on logistics and the details of the entire arrangement, which is the alternative methods of travel if Royce White is not able to fly on the team plane," Vye said.
The first major challenge for White concerning travel will be when the Rockets play the Mavericks on Monday in Dallas.
"I plan on going to Dallas," White said. "I'll probably drive."