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Free agent gave up money in Portland

Updated: July 10, 2004, 5:47 PM ET
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Unrestricted free agent guard Brent Barry will sign a four-year deal with the San Antonio Spurs for between $22 and $24 million.

The 32-year-old Barry chose the Spurs over a four-year offer for the full mid-level exception from the Portland Trail Blazers, in part because he thought the Spurs were closer to contending for a championship, reports ESPN's David Aldridge. Barry also turned down a three-year offer worth $18 million from his former team, the Seattle Sonics, wanting a four-year ...

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