...today when the Pacers signed free agent Luther Head, a combo guard who spent most of his first four seasons with Houston.
“Luther is a guy we have had our eye on,” Bird said in a statement released by the team. “He can shoot, he has speed and quickness and he will fit in well in our up-tempo game. I think he’s going to be a good addition to our basketball team.”
Head's signing brings the roster to 15 players but it remains to be seen how his role will evolve.
A three-position player (both guard spots and small forward), Head joins a team that has four point guards (T.J. Ford, Earl Watson, Travis Diener and A.J. Price) and four wings (Danny Granger, Dahntay Jones, Brandon Rush and eventually Mike Dunleavy when the latter completes his rehab).
Luther Head's a three position player? SF? That's a typo right?
I don't get it. He's a combo that can't defend, does nothing to help the team this year. Just going to probably eat a good chunk of whatever minutes Price (D-League bound?) would've gotten. This year isn't about winning per se, it happens, great, but it's about getting the core guys experience. So now we get to see more smallball, awesome.