Royce White traded to the 76ers

After one of the most tumultuous rookie seasons in NBA history, former Iowa State Cyclone Royce White has been traded from Houston to the Philadelphia 76ers. 

Yahoo was first to report the trade. 

According to the report, the 76ers traded "future draft considerations" to acquire White. 

Houston also announced the signing of NBA star Dwight Howard on Friday evening as well. 

So why would the 76ers trade for White, who made all sorts of noise but never actually played a game during his rookie year?

Well Houston’s former assistant general manager, Sam Hinkie, was recently brought on as Philadelphia’s general manager so he knows White well. One can only assume that connection had a lot to do with it. 

Chris Williams


Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old ( He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.