First came the word that Royce White may have sparked a particular team's interest for next week's NBA Draft:
Looks like a team may have promised Royce White. He's pulled out of all remaining workouts and gone silent. Not injured. Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) June 22, 2012
And then came word that the team is none other than . . .
More on Royce White. Now hearing more definitely promise is from Celtics at 21. Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) June 22, 2012
Chad Ford, of course, is one of ESPN's NBA Insiders.
A 6-foot-8 power forward, White, 21, has suffered from both medical issues (anxiety disorders) and disciplinary issues (charged twice with theft at the University of Minnesota, after which he transferred to Iowa State). Last year he was the only player in the nation to lead his team in points (13.4 per game), rebounds (9.3), assists (5.0), steals (1.1) and blocks (0.9) per game.