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April 11, 2011 Updates

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

March 25, 2011 Updates
March 23, 2011 Updates

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

The Knicks are monitoring center Earl Barron's situation. His second 10-day contract expires today with Milwaukee, so he could become a free agent. Barron was a DNP the past two games, including yesterday. New York Post

March 11, 2011 Updates
March 1, 2011 Updates

The Milwaukee Bucks have signed center Earl Barron (7-0, 245) to a 10-day contract, General Manager John Hammond announced today. Barron, 29, appeared in 12 games (six starts) earlier this season with the Phoenix Suns. He averaged 3.0 points and 3.3 rebounds in 15.3 minutes. NBA.com

February 28, 2011 Updates

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