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Spurs Trade Berry to Nets for Comegys

August 30, 1988|Associated Press

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New Jersey Nets on Monday acquired forward Walter Berry from the San Antonio Spurs for forward Dallas Comegys.

Berry, the 14th selection overall in the first round of the 1986 draft, averaged 17.4 points per game last season, second-best on the Spurs. He shot 56.3% from the field and started 56 games.

The 6-foot 8-inch Berry was drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers and was traded to the Spurs in December, 1986, for Kevin Duckworth.

Berry was with heavyweight champion Mike Tyson when Tyson was involved in an early-morning fight with another boxer, Mitch Green, last week in New York.

Comegys was a first-round draft pick of the Atlanta Hawks in 1987. He was acquired by the Nets on Nov. 4 for a second-round draft pick in 1990.

The former DePaul player appeared in 75 games with the Nets, starting 17. He averaged 5.6 points per game, grabbed 218 rebounds and blocked 70 shots.

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