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Luther Head's Depature Good for Houston Rockets...and Himself

HOUSTON - APRIL 21:  Luther Head #2 of the Houston Rockets moves the ball against the Utah Jazz in Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2008 NBA Playoffs at the Toyota Center on April 21, 2008 in Houston, Texas.  The Jazz won 90-84.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Alex AynessazianCorrespondent IMarch 26, 2009

Luther Head the third year guard out of Illinois was recently waived from the Houston Rockets

Afterwards, he warmed the bench to the Miami Heat, where he was picked up to strengthen the second squad.

It seems like Houston has dumped a variety of guards, given the loss of former And 1 player Rafer Alston to the Orlando Magic.

Despite the loss of Head, Alston, and the season-ending injury of Tracy McGrady the Rockets are staying strong with great play from Ron Artest and Aaron Brooks.

Houston has won seven of their last 10 games and continue to succeed with tough defense from Artest and the big man in the middle Yao Ming. This is really a testament to the coaching ability of Rick Adelman, who has had to deal with injuries in the past.

On the other hand, we have the play of Luther Head in Miami. Head has struggled from the floor recently, but has been coming off the bench for Miami to give Mario Chalmers some rest.

Head is averaging 4.7 assists in his last six games with Miami and continues to show his talent as a point guard in this league. Head, who is generalized as a spot-up shooter, has given Miami another three-point threat, as well as a talented point guard to help Miami’s second squad.

All together, it looks like this transaction has benefited both sides—and really, who wouldn’t want to play with Dwyane Wade?


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