Slowly the calls have been coming in to Robert Horry. Dallas. San Antonio. Utah. And even the Lakers. All have expressed interest in having Horry join them. No offers have been extended, but Horry said it's just good to feel wanted.
For now, though, Horry is listening to what the Mavericks, Spurs and Jazz have to say. Horry admitted Utah is not high on his list. Orlando had shown interest, but the Magic has reportedly agreed to a deal with free-agent power forward Juwan Howard.
"San Antonio wants me to wait until Monday," Horry said over the phone from his off-season home in Houston. "Dallas is trying to figure out things. I ain't in no hurry. They can take their time."
Horry said he won't take less than $2 million. The Lakers offered their mid-level exception of just under $5 million to Gary Payton, who agreed to sign last week, and then offered their $1.5 million exception to Karl Malone, who also committed.
With the addition of Malone and Payton, the Lakers will have a 12-man roster. General manager Mitch Kupchak said he will add one more player. Center Sean Rooks and guard Tyronn Lue, both former Lakers, have been mentioned as possible candidates, as has Clippers guard Eric Piatkowski.