Agreed, any player that can rebound and be your 15th man is ok in my book.
but he have to play not to have chicke @ bench. During playoffs he was playing only 1 game vs Celtics few mins.
I would love for him to finally get this contract. He never failed us, and the coaches still want him. I don't know if there's better options, but this would have something special to it.
His problem is he shoots 36% from the floor. 36% is horrible especially for a 7 footer that's taking a lot of shots in the paint.
True, he's not going to shoot a lot but it causes you hesitate on signing a guy especially since he's not dominant on the other end. I was all for signing him until Metro posted his offensive numbers, didn't realize his career FG% was so low (albeit on not that many shots).
How is Barron's defense?
Earl Barron is still a part-time NBA player (poor agent), didnt Earl Barron average a double-double as a Knicks with David Lee & Nate Robinson as a bigman pickup at the end of a season when we had bigman-coach Mark Aguire on our staff.
A PG decision-making controls the high-scoring of a bigman .. Mark Jackson & Ewing, Nash & Amare, Felton & Amare, Linsanity & Tyson Chandler. Earl Barron has been a PT contract player hired for rebounds not offense.
Woodson is going on intangibles. Grunwald is crunching the numbers.
I do not think this is a major rift, just the normal process of due diligence.
Once camp is over, I have to believe that Woodson and Grunwald will get together and come to an agreement, no matter which way this goes.
I love me some Earl and I hope that he ends up on the team, but I also have no problem letting a bunch of other guys compete for that last spot, as well as waiting on the waiver wire for the unexpected opportunity.