Monday , Mar , 24 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Brent Barry Officially Returns to San Antonio Spurs

Brent Barry is a Spur again.

The 36-year-old shooting guard, traded to the Seattle SuperSonics on Feb. 20 but waived by Seattle on Feb. 22, signed a new contract with the Spurs after the team’s 88-81 victory Sunday over the Dallas Mavericks.

"I’m very happy and excited to be back with the Spurs," Barry said. "There’s definitely some peace of mind that there’s some finality to this.

"My focus now is getting back in basketball shape and trying to contribute to what this team is trying to do."

League rules prohibited Barry from re-joining the Spurs for 30 days after the trade, which brought power forward-center Kurt Thomas to San Antonio. []