Friday , Oct , 27 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Rockets pick up options on Head, Snyder

Houston, TX (Sports Network) – The Houston Rockets picked up their options on
the contracts of guards Luther Head and Kirk Snyder for the 2007-08 season on
Friday.

Head, Houston’s 2005 first round draft pick (24th overall), averaged 8.8
points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists while being named to the NBA’s all-rookie
second team.

Snyder was acquired from the Hornets in the offseason in exchange for cash
considerations and a conditional 2008 second-round pick. He averaged 8.7
points and 3.1 rebounds last season for New Orleans/Oklahoma City and is
projected to be Houston’s starting shooting guard.

“Luther and Kirk are two young players who both have a lot of upside and we
are pleased to be able to secure them through the end of next season,” said
Rockets general manager Carroll Dawson. “Luther showed a great deal of poise
as a rookie last season and has matured into a solid young veteran. Kirk has
shown a lot of promise early in camp and we look forward to seeing his
continued development this season.”

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