According to the Houston Chronicle, free agent and former Spur Brent Barry has agreed to join the Houston Rockets. Houston will give him the bi-annual exception, which is $3.9 million over two seasons.
The Rockets sought after Barry in March when the Spurs traded him to the Sonics, who cut him immediately. Barry picked a return to the Spurs over offers from Houston and Phoenix.
The Suns were seeking Barry's services this offseason as well.
Barry is a 6'7" wingman who can flat-out shoot. The 36-year-old guard shot 42.9% from beyond the arc this past season and almost 41% for his career. The Rockets have been in need of a consistent shooter on the wing to spread the floor for their two superstars, Tracy McGrady and Yao Ming. He fills a role that has been weak for the team over the last three years.
But he also fills a more vital role: championship experience. As of now, he is the only Rocket with a ring, winning it all with San Antonio in 2005 and 2007.
Barry might keep alive a family tradition of retiring with the Rockets. His brother Jon and his father Rick both ended their careers in Space City.