Saturday , Feb , 23 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Brent Barry to Return to San Antonio Spurs?


Brent Barry will be free soon. The Sonics have waived him, and he can sign with any team after a 48-hour period.

Any team except the Spurs, of course. Because they traded him, they wouldn’t be able to re-sign him for 30 days.

There are reasons to think Barry will wait. But he has every right to weigh his options and rethink what he wants to do. After all, he’s been hearing trade rumors for several years.

Now it’s his turn to decide.

Barry wasn’t particularly happy when he heard he’d been traded Wednesday, but it’s not his nature to stay angry. Besides, he’s been around long enough to understand the business.

He understood it almost as soon as he signed a four-year, $19 million contract with the Spurs. He started in a shooting slump, and it seemed from that moment on as if the Spurs were looking to dump his contract. [Click here for more from MySA.com.]