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Report: Horry to Spurs

July 23, 2003|From Times Wire Services

Free-agent forward Robert Horry has agreed to a contract with the San Antonio Spurs, according to a broadcast report.

Horry, who spent the last 6 1/2 seasons with the Lakers and helped them win three NBA championships in a row, agreed to a one-year contract with a club option for a second year, Houston television station KRIV reported Tuesday night.

Neither Spur spokesman Tom James nor Horry's agent, Carl Poston, returned messages left by Associated Press.

Horry struggled last season, when he averaged 6.5 points and missed 36 of 38 three-point attempts during the playoffs.

His three-point miss at the end of Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against San Antonio would have given the Lakers a victory and a lead in the series.

Instead, the Lakers lost and the Spurs went on to win the NBA title.

During Horry's 11-year NBA career, he has been on five NBA championship teams, including two with the Houston Rockets.

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Latrell Sprewell could be on his way out of New York, with Keith Van Horn coming to take his place as part of a proposed four- or five-team trade being discussed.

ESPN.com reported the trade would be a four-team deal also involving Atlanta and Minnesota, with Glenn Robinson headed to Philadelphia and Terrell Brandon going to Atlanta. Sprewell would end up in Minnesota.

Sources with knowledge of the trade talks who spoke on condition of anonymity told Associated Press the deal also involved other players, and that a fifth team was involved.

One of the additional players would be Minnesota forward/center Marc Jackson, and the fifth team was believed to be the Sacramento Kings. The identities of the other players involved could not immediately be determined.

Agents for two of the players, who asked not to be identified, said they felt the deal was likely to be finalized today.

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The Washington Wizards signed free-agent point guard Gilbert Arenas to a six-year offer sheet worth about $65 million.

The Golden State Warriors will have 15 days to match the offer sheet. They aren't expected to do so because they have little room to maneuver under the salary cap. Terms of the contract were confirmed by a source involved in negotiations, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

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Free-agent point guard Speedy Claxton will sign a three-year, $9.9-million contract with the Golden State Warriors, a person familiar with the contract said.... Forward-center Andrew DeClercq re-signed with Orlando. The team did not announce details of the contract.... Forward Ira Newble signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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