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Former NBA big man Earl Barron signed a deal in the Philippines with Meralco Bolts. The big man has played two games with the Warriors in the current NBA season scoring 2ppg. Sportando

February 20, 2012 Updates

Meralco still felt the need for a change, thinking that it needs a legit banger inside the paint. Three games into their conference, the Meralco management decided to let go of Famous and tap National Basketball Association veteran center and former Barako Bull import Earl Barron to take his place and man the middle for the Bolts. The 30-year-old former University of Memphis standout played briefly for several NBA teams from 2005 until early this year. Manila Standard-Today

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The Warriors signed the 7-foot, 250-pound center to a partially guaranteed contract Saturday, and he played six minutes later that day against Charlotte. He had two points, a rebound and three fouls. "It's not the first time I've been thrown in there," Barron said. The 30-year-old played for Phoenix, Milwaukee and Portland last season - all in a matter of 34 days. He spent his first three seasons in Miami and thought he might catch on with New York after a productive seven-game stint there. Barron averaged 11.7 points and 11 rebounds a game for the Knicks, but they didn't offer him a free-agent deal after the 2009-10 season. "It's not discouraging," he said. "It's just a matter of continuing to work and continuing to fight." San Francisco Chronicle

January 14, 2012 Updates

The Warriors made the signing of center Earl Barron official Saturday. Barron, brought in to fill injured center Kwame Brown's spot in the rotation, took part in the team's shootaround and will be in uniform tonight. Barron -- who stands 7-feet and weighs 250 pounds -- is in his fifth year out of Memphis. "We're going to ask him to battle defensively and continue to hold the same principles that we have on that end," Warriors coach Mark Jackson said. "It's very important. We need that depth to continue to have our identity, to give us a chance to be a force in the interior defensively." Contra Costa Times

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Earl Barron: Watching the D League showcase. Gerald Green balling. He got 30 with a quarter and a half to go. He must have watched Kobe last night. #BBQ Twitter

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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

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