View Full Version : Jon Barry traded to Houston for Tyronn Lue

12-23-2004, 05:18 PM
Busy news day today...


ATLANTA (Dec. 23, 2004) -- The Atlanta Hawks today acquired guard Tyronn Lue from the Houston Rockets in exchange for guard Jon Barry, according to Executive Vice President/General Manager Billy Knight.

“Tyronn is a hard-nosed defender who can push the ball up the court,” Knight said. “(Hawks assistant coach) Larry Drew coached him with the Lakers and in Washington so he’s familiar with his abilities. He has a good attitude, and loves to play, so we’re looking forward to having him.”

“At the same time, this was done because of the development of our young players – Josh Childress, Josh Smith and Royal Ivey,” Knight added. “We like the way they’re emerging and growing. We didn’t feel like there would be a lot of playing time for Jon at that shooting guard position.”

A seventh-year guard from Nebraska, Lue has appeared in 21 games (3 starting assignments) this season with the Rockets, averaging 6.0 ppg, 2.8 apg and 1.9 rpg (.393 FG%, .333 3FG%, .778 FT%).

He spent his first three NBA seasons with the Lakers, winning an NBA championship ring in 2001. He signed as a free agent with Washington on July 18, 2001. After two seasons with the Wizards, he signed as a free agent with the Orlando Magic on July 23, 2003. He was traded to Houston on June 29, 2004 in a seven-player deal.

Originally drafted by Denver in the first round (23rd overall) of the 1998 NBA Draft, his draft rights were traded to the Lakers on draft night. Tyronn (“TIE-ron”) Jamar Lue was born May 3, 1977 in Mexico, Missouri and attended Raytown (Missouri) High School.

Barry, who signed with Atlanta on September 16, 2004, played in 16 contests for the Hawks, and posted 5.2 ppg, 1.8 apg and 1.3 rpg (.403 FG%, .344 3FG%, .769 FT%).

In his 13th NBA season, Barry has also played for Milwaukee, Golden State, LA Lakers, Sacramento, Detroit and Denver. Additionally, Barry played in 58 games for the Hawks during the 1996-97 campaign.

Atlanta Hawks season tickets can be purchased by calling (404) 827-DUNK or by visiting the team's web site at www.hawks.com (http://www.hawks.com/). The Hawks, a member of the National Basketball Association since 1949, play in the newly-created Southeast Division, along with the Charlotte Bobcats, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic and Washington Wizards.

Diamond Dave
12-23-2004, 05:22 PM

Pig Nash
12-23-2004, 06:10 PM


Cactus Jax
12-24-2004, 03:26 AM
I feel a littl ebad for Barry. He's wanted to stay on a team for a couple years but he always gets traded. I remember seeing the Nuggets training camp thing and hearing him speak about how he wants to stay in one place.

12-24-2004, 03:36 AM
certainly an earth-shattering trade

Jose Slaughter
12-24-2004, 06:19 AM
Plus I think the only reason he signed with the Hawks is becuase that is where his off season home is. His kids are in school in Atlanta & he really wanted to be closer to them.

Kindda sucks for him.

King Mob
12-24-2004, 02:29 PM
He wanted to play out the rest of his career in Atlanta for that reason. It's too bad for the guy.