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The Rockets completed their long quest to corner the market on the Barry family late last night.

Rick played for the team late in the 1970s.  Jon did earlier this decade.

Now, the next member is coming aboard.

As reported by the AP:

The Houston Rockets signed free agent Brent Barry to a two-year contract on Thursday, making him the third member of the family to join the franchise.

The 6-foot-7 Barry played 31 games with San Antonio last season and shot 43 percent (48-for-112) from 3-point range. A 13-year veteran, Barry will play for his sixth NBA team after stints with the Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, Seattle SuperSonics and the Spurs.

Though the money wasn't disclosed in the AP report, it's hard to imagine it will be all that much.

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Though his career is clearly winding down, Barry can still be a useful part of a title team, which he showed in 2007 and continued to demonstrate at times this past season.  He is a two-guard who can handle the ball if called upon.  He makes smart decisions and never lacks for effort on either end of the floor.  And, of course, he can certainly shoot the ball, particularly from deep.

Good signing.