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Free agent F Royce White is drawing interest from teams and has an offer to play for the Clippers summer league team.
White is an interesting story, as the 24-year old was drafted 16th overall in 2012 by the Houston Rockets, but was held back by anxiety issues, headlined by a fear of flying. The Rockets were equipped to deal with White's mental illness, and he found himself off the team after playing a grand total of zero games. He logged three minutes with the Kings over three games in 2013-2014, but that has been the extent of his NBA career. The power forward is still very talented, and if a team like the Clippers can accommodate his anxiety issues and harness his talent, he could be a nice story next season. Analysis: Ben Diamond
Hawks F DeMarre Carroll will start in Game 2 on Friday.
Carroll is dealing with a knee injury, and it is a bit of a surprise that he will be able to play on Friday. The Hawks did not sound confident about Carroll's availability just yesterday, but he will be able to play. The fact that the small forward was considered a game-time decision and nearly did not play makes it tough to envision him logging his standard 30+ minutes of playing time, likely causing Kent Bazemore to have a larger role in Friday's game. Analysis: Ben Diamond