While Rockets forward Royce White remained in Houston, missing the start of the Rockets training camp, he issued a statement through a publicist and a series of tweets that indicated his start was delayed to work on a plan to treat his anxiety disorder.

White did not attend the Rockets media day on Monday or travel with the team to McAllen. He met with Rockets officials on Wednesday in Houston, according to a person with knowledge of the meeting who said “progress” was made that indicated he could be joining the team shortly.

In a lengthy statement, White said he needed more time to plan for the start of his NBA career.

“It causes me anxiety to know that serious consequences could happen if I do not express what I deal with, or if I am not truthful enough to ask for what I need, to be healthy. For me, hiding is no longer a healthy option in treating my anxiety or OCD, so I have asked for some help from the organization to ensure long-term health for myself.”

– Reported by Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle