Kings add Head and Giddens.

According to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski via twitter:

“Free agent guard Luther Head will go to camp with the Sacramento Kings on a non-guaranteed deal, league sources tell Y!”

and according to Yahoo’s Marc Spears via twitter:

“Former Celtic and Knick swingman J.R. Giddens invited to Kings training camp. Giddens says his surgically repaired left knee a lot stronger.”

Both Head and Giddens will fight with Donald Sloan, Pooh Jeter and Antoine Wright for the final 2 or 3 roster spots. Both Jeter and Wright have fully guaranteed deals; the other three come in looking to not only earn a job but a guaranteed pay check.

Head, age 27, has spent his 5 years in the NBA playing for Houston, Miami and the Indiana Pacers. At 6′-3″, 185 lbs, Head has shown to be a quality bench scorer as a combo guard. The 25-year-old Giddens has played for two teams, Boston and New York, in his brief two year career. At 6′-5″, 215 lbs, Giddens has better size than Head, but is 0-10 from three in his career.

As a betting man, I will be placing my money on Luther Head to not only make the team but to have an impact as a perimeter bench scorer. Head’s career .388 shooting percentage from three separates him from the rest of the grouping as does his experience. As a late addition, Head has a real chance to fill an obvious weakness in the Kings’ current rotation.


About: James Ham

James Ham is the senior editor of Cowbell Kingdom, providing extensive Kings coverage through news analysis, in-depth interviews with players and staff and daily coverage of breaking news since 2010. Along with providing original content for the site, including the Cowbell Kingdom Podcast and his weekly Sunday Musings column, James also contributes to and is one of the producers behind the award-winning, independent documentary film "Small Market, Big Heart".