Saturday, March 04, 2006

Hoops - Jon Barry Released by Rockets

Time for journeyman Jon Barry to find a home with another NBA team. He was released by the Houston Rockets........

Barry (6-5, Georgia Tech) was in his second season with Houston after joining the Rockets in a trade with the Atlanta Hawks on Dec. 23, 2004, in exchange for Tyronn Lue. He played in a total of 73 games with two starts for the Rockets, averaging 6.3 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists. Barry was also 72-of-165 (.436) from 3-point range in his stay in Houston. This season, Barry was averaging 4.3 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 20 games. He recorded his best scoring performance as a member of the Rockets with 24 points (8-10 FG, 2-3 3FG) vs. Sacramento (11/2/05), topping his previous high of 19 points vs. Orlando (1/24/05) and marking the first time he ever led the Rockets in scoring. Barry's 24 points against the Kings also marked his first 20-point game since scoring 20 with the Denver Nuggets at Dallas (11/22/03). He also missed a total of 28 games this season with foot and calf injuries (3 games: 11/26/05-12/3/05, bruised left foot; 12 games: 12/8/05-1/3/06, right calf strain; 13 games: 1/10/06-2/1/06, right calf strain).