With his playing time scarce and time running out on his contract, Rockets guard Luther Head was waived on Saturday to beat the deadline for players to be eligible for the postseason.
Head will likely be replaced on the roster by high-scoring NBA Development League forward James White of the Anaheim Arsenal. The Rockets were close to signing White to a 10-day contract, a person with knowledge of the move said on Saturday, and White was held out of Saturday’s game.
If Head was as good in real life as he is in NBA 2k9, he would be a top 5 point guard in the league. Too bad in real life actually being able to run an offense is important. He's young and talented though, I expect to see him get picked up soon by a contender as a shooter off the bench.
I hope he goes to the Suns or Knicks. They're fire away offense could really revive his career. Also, with the Suns it'll be great to see him in orange again. Also there's a lot of Illini Alumni in Arizona, as Jerry Colangelo is an Illini.