HoopsHype Earl Barron rumors

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Earl Barron: Once again thanks for the warm welcome Blazer fans. I know the Rose Garden will be rocking tonight. Need to beat the Grizz to lock up #6. Twitter

The Trail Blazers have signed center Earl Barron. Barron, a 7-foot, 250-pound center who went to school at Memphis, has played in 108 NBA games since 2005, most recently appearing in 12 games with Phoenix this season when he averaged 3.0 points and 3.3 rebounds in 15.3 minutes a game. Barron started six games for the Suns. He also appeared in seven games this season for Milwaukee. Oregonian

Jason Quick: Blazers GM Rich Cho says team will make big-man decision on Tuesday morning. Swift, Barron and Jones worked out Monday morning Twitter

April 11, 2011 Updates

Camby’s absence forced the Blazers to go with a small starting unit, with LaMarcus Aldridge playing center and Gerald Wallace at power forward. The Blazers’ only other true inside player is rookie Chris Johnson. The team apparently took a step to address that inside shortage, holding a workout involving three post players with NBA experience. They include Robert Swift, who played for Blazers coach Nate McMillan with the Seattle SuperSonics; Earl Barron, who played three seasons for Miami and has also had stints with New York, Phoenix and Milwaukee; and Dwayne Jones, who played for Cleveland, Boston, Charlotte and Phoenix. Oregonian

When the Milwaukee Bucks decided not to extend Earl Barron's second 10-day contract, the Portland Trail Blazers were one of the first teams to reach out to the center. The Blazers were looking to bolster their frontcourt for a playoff push and felt that the seven-footer was the perfect man for the job. With Marcus Camby injuring his neck last week, Portland's frontcourt is as thin as ever so the Blazers have decided to bring in Barron for a workout, according to league sources. The free agent arrived in Portland last night and is expected to be evaluated today. In November, Barron went through a similar workout with the Blazers, but the team ultimately decided to sign Sean Marks. If Portland decides to sign Barron, he will be eligible to play in the postseason because he was on playing successive 10-day contracts in Milwaukee. He also had a 12-game stint with the Phoenix Suns. HoopsWorld

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Earl Barron: Just watched the Fab Five documentary start to finish finally. Bill Walton said they were under achievers and over rated. WTF. They made it to the Final Four as freshmen. How is that over rated? Everybody just hated on their style back then. Twitter

March 22, 2011 Updates

Even as coach Mike D'Antoni was changing his starting lineup yet again Monday, team president Donnie Walsh didn't sound all that enamored of the possibility of signing center Earl Barron, second 10-day contract with the Milwaukee Bucks expired, making him a playoff- eligible free agent. "If we can do something to help the team, we’ll do it. But I'm not sure that's the answer," Walsh said prior to Monday night's game against Boston. "I think you've got to have somebody who’s going to be out there and can impact on the game, and I don’t know if he's a that level yet. He could be. I liked the way he played last year." ESPN.com

March 21, 2011 Updates

Alex Kennedy: The Milwaukee Bucks won't extend Earl Barron's second 10-day contract. The New York Knicks and Portland Trail Blazers are interested in him. Twitter

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