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Driven
07-10-2008, 10:47 PM
HOUSTON (TICKER) —The Houston Rockets on Thursday signed free-agent guard Brent Barry to a two-year contract.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Barry, 36, who averaged 7.1 points while shooting 43 percent from 3-point range in 31 games for the San Antonio Spurs in 2007-08, has a career scoring average of 9.7 points in 856 games with the Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, Seattle SuperSonics and Spurs.

The 13-year veteran, who was a key contributor during San Antonio’s 2004-05 and 2006-07 title runs, has appeared in 84 playoff games, averaging 6.0 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists .

“Brent is a proven winner who brings a wealth of championship experience,” Rockets owner Leslie Alexander said. “His playmaking and long-range shooting abilities are an ideal fit for coach (Rick) Adelman’s system while his versatility allows us to use him in a variety of roles. Brent has been a consistent scorer in the playoffs and played a vital part in winning two NBA championships.”

Selected 15th overall in 1995 by the Denver Nuggets before having his draft rights traded to the Clippers, the 6-7, 210-pound Barry ranks eighth among active players in career 3-point field goal percentage (.407) and sixth in career 3-pointers made (1,346).

The New York native, who was named to the 1996 All-Rookie Second Team and won the Slam Dunk Contest that season, joins his father, Rick, and brother, Jon, in completing a family trio to play for the Rockets. Rick spent two seasons (1978-80) of his Hall of Fame career with the Rockets. Jon also played two seasons for Houston (2004-06).

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cmellofan15
07-10-2008, 10:48 PM
wow great mayb they can make it out of the 1st round 2 bad the nuggets missed out on him lol

Reyes6
07-10-2008, 10:50 PM
Yeah, just noticed this. A veteran 3-point shooter is a nice addition to the rockets who have needed a few perimeter shooter. Wish they could've gotten him last year though... *Sigh*.

Wilson
07-10-2008, 10:50 PM
Pretty good signing for them, he's a very solid back-up in the back court.

cmellofan15
07-10-2008, 10:55 PM
i say the better addition would have been grabbing james jones early on

JordansBulls
07-10-2008, 11:00 PM
Good move for them. They needed a backup for T-mac.

Rhyming Rebel
07-10-2008, 11:11 PM
Now we can focus on getting someone via trade like Stephen Jackson or Ron Artest.

cmellofan15
07-10-2008, 11:15 PM
i think the rockets culd use a f/c type guy who can back up yao or start ova scola

Wilson
07-10-2008, 11:22 PM
i think the rockets culd use a f/c type guy who can back up yao or start ova scola

Since I didn't get to watch too many Houston games last season, I'm not exactly an expert on them, but it seems to me that Scola is a fine PF. The Rockets should be fine with him and Yao up front next season.

t-mac1nukka
07-10-2008, 11:32 PM
you are correct. scola should be solid next year.

cmellofan15
07-10-2008, 11:32 PM
Since I didn't get to watch too many Houston games last season, I'm not exactly an expert on them, but it seems to me that Scola is a fine PF. The Rockets should be fine with him and Yao up front next season.

yea he was alright but i dont think the lineup that they have is gonna do anything spectacular

stevefrancis
07-10-2008, 11:43 PM
i say the better addition would have been grabbing james jones early on


I said that in the rockets forum and they all complained he's not good for houston. they all think ron artest or kobe are gonna come to houston for luther head and bobby jackson

Wilson
07-10-2008, 11:44 PM
yea he was alright but i dont think the lineup that they have is gonna do anything spectacular

I don't see why not. Houston has been put together really well, with Yao, T-Mac and Rafer Alston carrying the scoring load, and Battier providing great perimeter D and good shooting, all the team really needs is role players, such as Scola.

Role players are just as important to championship teams as stars. Look at the Celtics. For the most part, Garnett was terrible in the finals, but role players like Posey, House, Perkins and Powe all stepped up at one point or another to push them over the edge.

Obviously Ray Allen and Paul Pierce were huge, but without those role players giving them defense and stretching the floor with their shooting, they wouldn't have got anywhere.

Wilson
07-10-2008, 11:46 PM
I said that in the rockets forum and they all complained he's not good for houston. they all think ron artest or kobe are gonna come to houston for luther head and bobby jackson

:laugh2: It's like that in the Laker forum. Maybe the Kings will give Artest up for Luke Walton and/or Vladimir Radmanovic?? :rolleyes:

brandt
07-11-2008, 12:12 AM
That's kind of fitting because now he'll probably retire with the Rockets, along with his brother John and dad Rick.

BADizzleBoY
07-11-2008, 12:16 AM
boo.

Ghostbuster Guy
07-11-2008, 12:21 AM
great pick up for HTOWN

superkegger
07-11-2008, 12:57 AM
good pickup, but I'm not sure its really the answer to their problems....

Beno7500
07-11-2008, 03:26 AM
This was just a move to make a move IMO

_Sn1P3r_
07-11-2008, 09:19 AM
Good pick-up.