Earl Barron

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Earl Barron
Earl Barron Dec 2007.jpg
Barron with the Heat in 2007.
Free Agent
Center / Power forward
Personal information
Born (1981-08-14) August 14, 1981 (age 32)
Clarksdale, Mississippi
Nationality American
Listed height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school Clarksdale (Clarksdale, Mississippi)
College Memphis (1999–2003)
NBA draft 2003 / Undrafted
Pro playing career 2003–present
Career history
2003–2004 Tuborg Pilsener (Turkey)
2004–2005 Huntsville Flight (D-League)
2005 Red Bull Barako (Philippines)
20052008 Miami Heat
2006 Florida Flame (D-League)
2008 GMAC Bologna (Italy)
2009 Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)
2009–2010 Iowa Energy (D-League)
2010 New York Knicks
2010 Phoenix Suns
2011 Milwaukee Bucks
2011 Portland Trail Blazers
2012 Golden State Warriors
2012 Meralco Bolts (Philippines)
2012 Atleticos de San Germán (Puerto Rico)
2012 Washington Wizards
2013 New York Knicks
Career highlights and awards

Earl Daniel Barron, Jr. (born August 14, 1981) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the New York Knicks of the NBA. He is currently a free agent.

Career[edit]

A 7'0" center from the University of Memphis, he was never drafted by an NBA team. He began his professional career with the Turkish team Tuborg Pilsener in 2003 before joining the Huntsville Flight of the NBA Development League (D-League) in March 2004.[1] He spent the 2004 pre-season with the Orlando Magic, but was waived before the regular season began.[2] In 2005, he played with the Red Bull Barako in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

He returned to the U.S to play with the Miami Heat in the Summer League.[3] Barron played for the Heat for three seasons, earning an NBA Championship ring in 2006. After 82 games in Miami, which included a stint with the Florida Flame, Barron was not re-signed by the Heat. In August 2008, he signed a one-year, $2 million deal with the Italian team GMAC Bologna. His stint in Italy was cut short because of an ankle injury which forced him to leave the team in November 2008.[4] In March 2009, he was signed by the Sioux Falls Skyforce and was immediately traded to the Los Angeles D-Fenders.[5]

On September 28, 2009, Barron was signed by the New Orleans Hornets to their training camp roster.[6] However, he failed to make the roster and was waived on October 21, 2009.[7] He then returned to the D-League and was traded by the D-Fenders to the Iowa Energy in November 2009.[8] He was selected to the 2010 D-League All-Star Game played during the 2010 NBA All-Star Weekend. He scored a game-high 20 points for the Eastern Conference in the 81–98 loss to the Western Conference.[9]

On April 2, 2010, he was signed to a 10-day contract by the New York Knicks.[10] On April 6, 2010, in his second game with the Knicks, he recorded a career high 18 rebounds against the Boston Celtics. His previous career high was eight. He also scored 17 points in the game for the first double-double of his NBA career.[11] Five days later, he recorded his second double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds in a game against his former team, the Heat.[12] A day later, the Knicks signed him for the remainder of the season.[13] He averaged 33 minutes per game in seven games with the Knicks, with a double-double average of points and rebounds per game (11.7 ppg and 11.0 rpg).

On November 16, 2010, he was signed by the Phoenix Suns, following the injury of their starting center Robin Lopez. Barron made his debut the next day vs the Heat. On December 2, 2010, he made his first start as a Sun in a game against the Golden State Warriors. Barron was released by the Suns on December 21 and signed a ten-day contract with the Milwaukee Bucks on March 1, 2011. He then signed a second one with the Bucks, which ended on March 21. On April 12, the Portland Trail Blazers signed him to a contract for the rest of the 2011 season.[14]

On December 21, 2011, he was waived by the Trail Blazers.[15]

On January 14, 2012, he was signed by the Golden State Warriors.[16] The Warriors waived him on February 6.[17]

On February 2012, Barron signed with the Meralco Bolts in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) replacing the team's first import Jarrid Famous.[18]

Barron joined the Washington Wizards in September 2012.[19] He was waived by the Wizards on December 23, 2012.[20]

On April 17, 2013, Barron signed with the New York Knicks following the retirement of Rasheed Wallace.[21]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005–06 Miami 8 0 5.6 .313 .000 .750 1.3 .0 .0 .0 1.6
2006–07 Miami 28 0 7.3 .289 .000 .944 1.5 .2 .2 .1 2.3
2007–08 Miami 46 15 19.3 .404 .077 .701 4.3 .6 .4 .2 7.1
2009–10 New York 7 6 33.1 .441 .000 .759 11.0 1.1 .6 .6 11.7
2010–11 Phoenix 12 6 15.3 .235 .000 .600 3.3 .3 .5 .3 3.0
2010–11 Milwaukee 7 0 12.1 .459 .000 1.000 3.1 .6 .3 .3 5.1
2010–11 Portland 2 1 18.5 .273 .000 .500 7.0 1.5 .0 .0 3.5
2011–12 Golden State 2 0 4.5 .500 .000 .000 .5 .0 .0 .0 2.0
2012–13 Washington 11 1 11.1 .351 .000 .400 3.9 .3 .4 .4 2.5
2012–13 New York 1 1 37.0 .357 .000 .500 18.0 2.0 .0 1.0 11.0
Career 124 30 14.8 .375 .071 .716 3.7 .5 .3 .2 4.9

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011 Portland 1 0 .0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
Career 1 0 .0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0

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