Originally Posted by noob cake
Because he is a top 5 pure talent if you ignore his potential mental issues.
Point forward with PG vision, tight handles for a big.
Can shoot the jumper and has great post game.
Big enough to play PF, quick enough to play SF at times.
Rebounds like a boss.
This guy was basically a upgraded Lamar Odom on crack.
Rockets took a chance. Looks like it is blowing up on us right now. Don't know if White's career as a Rocket, or even in the NBA, can be saved right now.
What everyone is failing to understand is, the risk to pick White was a good risk. Sure it might not of come off this time, but if you can snag a top 5 talent and he ends up panning out, you then have more than just a role player who you could of picked at 16, which are a dime a dozen.