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.
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?