Ex-NBA guard Luther Head hopes to play overseas to resurrect his NBA career


luther_headLuther Head is fielding interest to play overseas in the hopes of resurrecting an NBA career, a source told RealGM.

Head is receiving interest from teams in Turkey and Ukraine – including Turkish team Turk Telekom and Melbourne Tigers of the National Basketball League, a source said.

NBA teams that have expressed a level of interest in Head have made clear a swift move for him won’t be made.

A former first round draft choice of the Houston Rockets in 2005, Head played with four teams in six NBA seasons.

He spent his most recent season with the Sacramento Kings in 2011, and Head enjoyed his best year in 2006-07, when he averaged nearly 11 points on 44.1 percent three-point shooting on the Rockets’ playoff team.

Head entered the 2005 NBA draft after a standout career at the Univeristy of Illinois, where the 6-foot-3 sharpshooter teamed with Deron Williams and Dee Brown to form a dynamic backcourt that led the school to the NCAA championship game.

Head, 30, played in the D-League a season ago, averaging 12.5 points and 1.5 steals per game with Austin and Texas.

Head holds career averages of 8.2 ppg, 2.4 rpg and 2.1 apg in 22.4 mpg, appearing in 348 NBA games (82 started).

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