HoopsHype Luther Head rumors

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Luther Head won't join Hapoel Holon next season. Fomer NBA player was announced by the Israeli team a few days ago but he will never play with the club from Holon. Sportando

August 30, 2012 Updates

David 'Dubi' Pick: Sources close to the player confirmed chatter about Luther Head unexpectedly opting out of agreement with Hapoel Holon. Twitter

August 27, 2012 Updates

Hapoel Holon announced the signing of free agent combo guard Luther Head, as exclusively anticipated by Sportando. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Sportando

January 14, 2012 Updates

Former NBA guard Luther Head has been acquired by the NBA D-League Austin Toros. The news was officially announced per the team press release Friday evening. Head, a 6-3, 185-pound guard out of the University of Illinois, most recently suited up in 36 games for the Sacramento Kings during the 2010-11 NBA season. Examiner

January 5, 2012 Updates

Former first round pick Luther Head signed a D-League contract on Wednesday, according to a league source, enabling him to clear waivers on Friday and join his new team ahead of next week's Showcase. Head appeared in 36 games for the Sacramento Kings last season after previously spending time with the Houston Rockets, Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers. Ridiculous Upside

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The Kings have waived guard Luther Head. Head did not dress for Friday night's loss with a sore right calf. Head also had been unhappy with his role for some time and had made his displeasure known and was tossed from a practice this season. Sacramento Bee

November 28, 2010 Updates

Perhaps 10 losses in their last 11 games are wearing on the Kings (4-11). "Can't do it that way," Kings guard Luther Head said. "You've got to pull people to the side and talk to them like a man, and they've got to be able to listen. They can't come back with a question." Asked if leadership was an issue with the Kings, Head responded in the affirmative. "Yes," Head said. "We need to find somebody everybody will listen to and stick to that." Sacramento Bee

September 5, 2010 Updates

The Kings did not confirm that guard Luther Head and swingman J.R. Giddens have accepted invitations to training camp but a team source indicated both are expected to be a part of the training camp roster. Yahoo reported Head would come to camp with a non-guaranteed contract and that Giddens had been invited to camp. "We're going to end up with at least 19, maybe 20 (players in training camp,)" said Kings basketball president Geoff Petrie. "We're still waiting to hear on some other free agent players who are out there who are trying to decide." Sacramento Bee

In July, Head reached a two-year, $2.5 million agreement with the Hornets. But before Head could sign the contract, the Hornets withdrew the offer, claiming the guard failed the physical on account of his surgically repaired ankle. Wojnarowski reports that this was a cover story for New Orleans. Woj reports that when GM Jeff Bower was fired after the verbal agreement on Head's contract but before pen met paper, Hornets president Hugh Weber decided he didn't want Head's deal on the cap for the next personnel boss. Failing Head on his physical was an easy cover story, so the guard's deal was canceled. Nothing happens in a vacuum, and sources tell Woj this greatly affected Head's ability to win a guaranteed contract from any team, leaving him heading to camp with the Kings.Head's agent Mark Bartelstein saw this coming back in July, then telling NBA.com's Art Garcia that his client wouldn't have had trouble passing any other team's physical. FanHouse.com

September 4, 2010 Updates

After a dubious failed physical that nullified an agreement with the New Orleans Hornets in mid-July, free agent guard Luther Head has agreed to a non-guaranteed deal with the Sacramento Kings, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. If Sacramento finds that Head’s ankle is healthy, he has a good chance to make the roster and play a reserve role for the Kings, sources say. Head is guaranteed $992,000 for the 2010-11 season, if he’s on the Kings roster on Dec. 1, one source says. And yet like the rest of the league, the Kings were unwilling to guarantee the deal because Hornets president Hugh Weber declared that Head had flunked his physical in July. Yahoo! Sports

September 3, 2010 Updates
July 15, 2010 Updates

Milwaukee expected to be among the teams looking at Luther Head with him being a free agent again. Had looked at him before N.O. saga. Twitter

Luther Head‘s agent Mark Bartelstein told NBA.com that they’re investigating legal options in response to New Orleans contending the guard didn’t pass a physical this week. The Hornets then rescinded a contract offer made to Head. “We’re going to look at the remedies we have because I know that Luther would have no problem passing a physical with any other team,” Bartelstein said today. “And it’s my responsibility to protect my client when I believe he’s been wronged.” NBA.com

July 14, 2010 Updates

The agent for Luther Head said Wednesday that his client is healthy and that the New Orleans Hornets have not offered a reasonable explanation for why they rescinded a two-year contract offer for the veteran guard. Mark Bartelstein said the Hornets informed him not long after general manager Jeff Bower had stepped down on Tuesday that Head, who played for the Indiana Pacers last season, had failed a physical. "That's absurd," Bartelstein said by phone Wednesday night. "There's nothing wrong with Luther Head. Nothing. They're doing tremendous damage to a player by putting out there that there's something physically wrong with him when there's nothing wrong with him. ... I spoke to the Pacers' medical staff this morning. They said he passed his end-of-the-season physical with flying colors and there should be absolutely no issues." ESPN.com

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