Tag:Earl Barron
Posted on: December 15, 2011 8:51 pm
Edited on: December 15, 2011 10:50 pm
 

Free Agent Buzz 12.15.11: Signing Day

Posted by EOB



On a shortened schedule with the conclusion of the NBA lockout, free agency is going to be fast and furious. To keep track of all the wheelings, dealings, rumors, and reports, check Eye on Basketball daily for the Free Agency Buzz.

10:16 p.m.
  • The San Antonio Spurs have announced that they re-signed Steve Novak to a 1-year deal.
8:50 p.m. ET:
  • Sportando.net reports that Jeff Adrien, who had been playing in Italy, is bouncing out on Bennetton Basket so that he can sign a deal with the Houston Rockets
Posted on: April 12, 2011 1:58 pm
Edited on: April 12, 2011 2:05 pm
 

Blazers sign C Earl Barron

The Portland Trail Blazers have signed free agent center Earl Barron. Posted by Ben Golliver. earl-barron

The Portland Trail Blazers had looked content to enter the NBA playoffs with their roster but then starting center Marcus Camby suffered a freak neck injury last week. Camby's absence exposed Portland's lack of interior depth, a constant problem during a season that has seen big men Greg Oden and Jeff Pendergraph go down to season-ending knee injuries. 

On Tuesday, the Blazers decided to fill their one remaining roster spot with the best available seven-footer: free agent center Earl Barron. He will be eligible for the playoffs.     
The Portland Trail Blazers have signed center Earl Barron for the remainder of the season, it was announced today by General Manager Rich Cho. Barron, 29, was a member of the 2005-06 NBA Champion Miami Heat his rookie season in the league and has played parts of five seasons with Miami (2005-08), the New York Knicks (2009-10), Phoenix Suns (2010-11) and Milwaukee Bucks (2010-11), posting career averages of 5.2 points, 3.6 rebounds, 0.5 assists and 15.1 minutes in 108 games (27 starts).
A University of Memphis product, Barron (7-0, 250) averaged 3.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, 0.4 assists and 14.1 minutes in 19 games (six starts) with Phoenix and Milwaukee this season.
Barron also played parts of five seasons in the NBA Development League, making the D-League All-Star team in 2009-10 with the Iowa Energy. The Trail Blazers roster now stands at 15 players. Barron will wear jersey No. 40.
Camby is expected to return to the court this week and be available for the playoffs, so Barron is really just injury insurance. The Blazers also recently signed reserve big man Chris Johnson, who has played sparingly when Camby has been out. 

Rather than lean on Johnson or Barron should Camby go down again, Blazers coach Nate McMillan is much more likely to play a smallball lineup that shifts forward LaMarcus Aldridge into the middle. Nevertheless, the spot was open and there's very little cost associated with bringing Barron on at this point.

The signing completes a crazy year for Cho, who has signed five free agent centers in less than six months: Fabricio Oberto, Sean Marks, Jarron Collins, Johnson and now Barron.

If the playoffs started Tuesday, the Blazers would be the Western Conference's No. 6 seed. They would face off against the No. 3 seed Los Angeles Lakers.
Posted on: March 21, 2011 8:17 am
 

Shootaround 3.21.11: Andrew Bynum apologizes

Andrew Bynum apologizes, DeMarcus Cousins contacted an official, Marcus Camby sprained an ankle, the Denver Nuggets are selling tickets and a whole lot more. Posted by Ben Golliver. shootaround
  • The New York Knicks, in desperate need of a big man, continue to be linked in rumors to big man Earl Barron, who may be released by the Milwaukee Bucks. The latest rumor comes from the New York Post.
  • Miami Heat president Pat Riley tells the Palm Beach Post that all the stories about his team have been written and that it's time to "forget about all the prognostication."
Posted on: February 28, 2011 7:30 pm
Edited on: March 1, 2011 1:54 pm
 

NBA post-trade deadline buyout and signing buzz

A roundup of all the latest buyout updates and signings from around the NBA after last week's trade deadline. Posted by Ben Golliver. trade-deadline

The blockbuster moves are out of the way now that the NBA's trade deadline has come and gone, but roster movement around the league continues as players are bought out or waived. This post will update throughout Monday with the latest updates on buyouts, waivings and signings. 

(Latest Buzz)  
  • Yahoo! Sports reports: "Troy Murphy has phone calls set with Pat Riley and Danny Ainge on Monday night, and source says 'still torn' between Miami and Boston." The site notes that a decision is expected "within the next 48 hours."
  • Guard Mike Bibby has reached a buyout agreement with the Washington Wizards and may be headed to the Miami Heat, according to multiple reports. Bibby was traded to the Wizards by the Atlanta Hawks last week.
  • The Miami Herald reports that Bibby-to-Miami isn't a done deal and that Bibby's agent, David Falk, says the the Boston Celtics and other are still in contention, calling the situation "really speculative at this point."
  • The New York Daily News reports that "there's a chance" Knicks forward Renaldo Balkman will be released, which opens up the possibility that the Knicks add Jeffries and an additional player. Releasing Balkman would come at a cost as his contract doesn't run out until 2012-2013.
  • HoopsWorld.com reports that the Milwaukee Bucks have signed free agent big man Earl Barron to a 10-day contract. Barron had been linked to both the New York Knicks and Portland Trail Blazers.
  • NBA.com reports that the Charlotte Bobcats officially released Mo Peterson after acquiring him via trade from the Oklahoma City Thunder last week.
Posted on: November 16, 2010 11:41 am
 

Report: Suns looking at Earl Barron

Posted by Royce Young

With Robin Lopez's injury more severe than expected, the Suns are left looking for a little help inside. And ESPN.com reports that a likely candidate to fill that role could be veteran journeyman Earl Barron.

One source told ESPN.com Monday night that Barron's signing in Phoenix is "likely" after the team announced earlier Monday that Lopez has suffered a  sprain of the medial collateral ligament and posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

Lopez is expected to miss several weeks. He has started all nine games for Phoenix so far, averaging 5.3 points and 4.3 rebounds in 17.8 minutes.

Barron has been searching for a new team for weeks despite a very successful stint with the Knicks last season where he averaged 11.7 points and 11.0 in seven games.

Barron is a seven-footer out of Memphis and has been in the league four years. He spent time overseas before playing three season in Miami and then a small time in New York. He's certainly not anything more than a band-aid to get by while Lopez recovers, but in terms of capable big men that are available (and will take a non-guaranteed contract), he's a good fit.

It's interesting though because Erick Dampier has been mentioned several times with the Suns and this seems like as good a time as ever to go that direction. Dampier obviously will want a guaranteed deal and more money than Barron, but if he's in consideration, this could be the bump needed to go ahead an ink Dampier. But I'm pretty much convinced Erick Dampier is never going to sign anywhere.
 
 
 
 
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