Agent Mark Bartelstein confirmed that the Heat is one "of about a dozen" teams that has inquired about guard Luther Head, who received a buyout over the weekend from the Rockets and now is playoff-eligible for another team as a free agent. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel Blog
I think he'd be a nice upgrade over Chris Quinn. Although his ballhandling and defense aren't strongpoints, they are still slightly better than Quinn's. He has similar range, but is also slightly better at getting to the hoop. He's also one of the few guys who is probably in game shape.
Well according to his agent and ESPN, it's official:
Luther Head, the combo guard who was recently bought out by the Houston Rockets, will sign with the Miami Heat, according to his agent.
Head will sign once he clears waivers Wednesday morning. He was courted by Dallas, New Jersey, Charlotte, Milwaukee and San Antonio but chose Miami because of the chance for playing time, the opportunity to make a nice playoff run and the possibility of staying with the Heat over the long haul.
Head averaged 4.8 points and 1.6 assists in 22 games with the Rockets this season.
Like I said above, I'm excited about him joining the Heat. He has ball-handling and defensive issues with his game, but he's still better in both categories than Quinn, while being alot quicker and being just as good a shooter. Hopefully he works for his next contract and really picks his game up to help the Heat make the playoff push.