Fri Feb 22 06:41am EST
The Houston Rockets plan to begin a pursuit of guard Brent Barry, who was dealt to the Seattle SuperSonics on Wednesday but will be released, a person with knowledge of the Rockets' intentions said on Thursday.
The Phoenix Suns and San Antonio Spurs are also expected to chase Barry. The Spurs can offer the largest contract, having not spent their mid-level exception, but Barry would have to sit out 30 days before returning to the team that just traded him.
"There are several guys that look like they might shake loose," Rockets general manager Daryl Morey said. "We've have the ability to offer as much as most teams, unless they kept their mid-level. We used ours this year. I think we're a pretty attractive situation. That was a big part of it.