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    I think he might be a keeper. He plays smart and protects the paint.

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    Looks like he has some potential to run the floor nicely, block some shots and knock down the mid range jumper. Hopefully he is the diamond in the rough the Knicks need to fill up roster spots after signing two max free agents this summer.

    BTW, how tall is he?

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    Now that Donnie Walsh has found the Knicks' own version of Chris "Bird Man" Anderson he can now give David Lee the max contract he rightfully deserves.The Knicks could very well be a 5th or 6th seeded team in the eastern conference next season with a starting lineup of Douglas, Chandler, Gallo, Lee and Baron.I haven't been this excited about the Knicks since they eliminated the Bulls in the 1994 playoffs.

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    Originally Posted by knicksin60
    Now that Donnie Walsh has found the Knicks' own version of Chris "Bird Man" Anderson he can now give David Lee the max contract he rightfully deserves.The Knicks could very well be a 5th or 6th seeded team in the eastern conference next season with a starting lineup of Douglas, Chandler, Gallo, Lee and Baron.I haven't been this excited about the Knicks since they eliminated the Bulls in the 1994 playoffs.
    While I would love to see us thriving and Baron turn into a stud...it's waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to premature to asses this guy. (unless you have been following his career and know more about him)

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    Originally Posted by TR1LL10N
    While I would love to see us thriving and Baron turn into a stud...it's waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to premature to asses this guy. (unless you have been following his career and know more about him)
    For some reason, I believe that this guy could very well be the next best thing and help the Knicks beyond this season.The Knicks haven't had a good defender at the five position in a long time and if Baron can give them consistency, it could prevent Donnie Walsh from overspending on aging veterans.The last thing that the Knicks need on their team is another player who is past his prime.

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    Originally Posted by knicksin60
    The Knicks could very well be a 5th or 6th seeded team in the eastern conference next season with a starting lineup of Douglas, Chandler, Gallo, Lee and Baron.
    That will show em. Kobe & Co are shaking in their boots.
    Seriously dude, April fools was 4 days ago.

    On the subject: I don't know what's sadder: a team digging for talent in D-league...again, or fans so hungry for talent they are ready to pronounce a guy the next big thing on a basis of one half decent game. It's not like he's a rookie - the guy is 28, played in 82 games for Miami and failed to impress.

    Also it's Earl Barron

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    7.0 Earl Barron may be a project but he has the tools of being that backup bigman in the paint we been missing for years
    (he's a KEEPER).

    Although, his first Knick depute was vs a poor mediocre LA Clippers, Earl Barron on the offensive-end and the defensive-end of the court provided his Knick teammates with the "Bigman in the middle" the team been missing the last two seasons to give the Knicks a complete NBA lineup
    (We been playing our-selves or actually beating our-selves by playing our players out of their natural position for two straight seasons).

    7.0 Earl Barron is a "KEEPER" as long as he do not attempt to shoot a 3-ball shot (the NBA is not the Euro-League).

    If only the Knicks had a Bigman-Camp in the summer with a bigman training coach on the bench each game, so a player with Earl Barron's talents could improve patiently as a center to become a valuable asset in the rebuilding of the Knick team.

    Note: Every second C-Earl Barron was on the court with PF-David Lee the Knick players took a great big advantage over the LA Clippers on both sides of the court.
    Will the Knicks show the same type of domination with a Earl & Lee lineup vs .500 record teams? NO!
    not this season with a mediocre headcoach that is clueless on designing bigman tactics on defense & offense.
    Plus I dont see the Knicks headcoach putting Earl & Lee on the court together again, he will use Earl as Lee's backup like he did with Curry, Darko, and Jordan Hill...

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    Plus I dont see the Knicks headcoach putting Earl & Lee on the court together again, he will use Earl as Lee's backup like he did with Curry, Darko, and Jordan Hill...
    Rightly so until the guy proves himself.

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    The kid is legit. He was altering shots and getting rebounds. For his first game he sure had good court awareness. I also like the way he played the pick and roll with Rodriguez.

    He is also a legit 7 feet.

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    He can spot up which is nice. Tried to put the ball on the floor in the post and showed just how underdeveloped he is in that category. It was Yinka Dare bad. He'll come cheap of course, and as a spot up shooter he'll have his opportunities offensively.

    Very limited otherwise. Can't see D'Antoni playing him at all though because:

    Darko Milicic.

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    Originally Posted by Kiyaman
    7.0 Earl Barron may be a project but he has the tools of being that backup bigman in the paint we been missing for years
    (he's a KEEPER).

    Although, his first Knick depute was vs a poor mediocre LA Clippers, Earl Barron on the offensive-end and the defensive-end of the court provided his Knick teammates with the "Bigman in the middle" the team been missing the last two seasons to give the Knicks a complete NBA lineup
    (We been playing our-selves or actually beating our-selves by playing our players out of their natural position for two straight seasons).

    7.0 Earl Barron is a "KEEPER" as long as he do not attempt to shoot a 3-ball shot (the NBA is not the Euro-League).

    If only the Knicks had a Bigman-Camp in the summer with a bigman training coach on the bench each game, so a player with Earl Barron's talents could improve patiently as a center to become a valuable asset in the rebuilding of the Knick team.

    Note: Every second C-Earl Barron was on the court with PF-David Lee the Knick players took a great big advantage over the LA Clippers on both sides of the court.
    Will the Knicks show the same type of domination with a Earl & Lee lineup vs .500 record teams? NO!
    not this season with a mediocre headcoach that is clueless on designing bigman tactics on defense & offense.
    Plus I dont see the Knicks headcoach putting Earl & Lee on the court together again, he will use Earl as Lee's backup like he did with Curry, Darko, and Jordan Hill...

    Gallo's a bust? But after 20 minutes of action Earl Barron is a keeper? While i hope your right about Barron i'm not going to hold my breath. You also did claim D. Nicholes (out of the league) and Balkman (might as well be out of the league) would be key components in the future of the Knicks.

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    Originally Posted by Crazy8s
    He can spot up which is nice. Tried to put the ball on the floor in the post and showed just how underdeveloped he is in that category. It was Yinka Dare bad. He'll come cheap of course, and as a spot up shooter he'll have his opportunities offensively.

    Very limited otherwise. Can't see D'Antoni playing him at all though because:

    Darko Milicic.
    I think he might get playing time because he can shoot from the outside. Mike D'Anton does not really care about players posting up. As long as he shoots and cuts to the hole he might be fine.

    He really has some work to do in the posting up area...

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    Originally Posted by Slit
    That will show em. Kobe & Co are shaking in their boots.
    Seriously dude, April fools was 4 days ago.

    On the subject: I don't know what's sadder: a team digging for talent in D-league...again, or fans so hungry for talent they are ready to pronounce a guy the next big thing on a basis of one half decent game. It's not like he's a rookie - the guy is 28, played in 82 games for Miami and failed to impress.

    Also it's Earl Barron
    Thank you for saving me the trouble.


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    Originally Posted by Big C
    The kid is legit. He was altering shots and getting rebounds. For his first game he sure had good court awareness. I also like the way he played the pick and roll with Rodriguez.

    He is also a legit 7 feet.
    Please be specific. He was "legit" against the Clippers. I remember when people were salivating over Bender when he first made an appearance.

    Let's be easy and see how he performs the rest of the way (against various teams) and during summer league before we start making assumptions about his game.

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    Originally Posted by knicksin60
    The Knicks could very well be a 5th or 6th seeded team in the eastern conference next season with a starting lineup of Douglas, Chandler, Gallo, Lee and Baron.
    Knicksin60....understand this and understand this wel,l so u dont get any responses like u just receive.
    PF-David Lee and SF-Harrington are very acceptional experience players in the NBA, when they are playing at their natural position (the same with our young upcoming star SF-Wilson Chandler, he is not a SG in any sense of the position or in his H.S., college, or NBA career).

    The Knicks were able to put David Lee and Harrington in the game to perform at their original natural-position (PF & SF) vs the LA Clippers, only b/c C-Earl Barron (like Dalembert, Gasol, Divac) only knows how to perform at the center position, where the PF (KG, Duncan, Webber, Zach) comes out to the top of the foul-line to create on the offense.
    It does not matter if Earl Barron were in the D.League four years in a row, he have the tools to perform at the center position that gives a PF with David Lee's talent and a SF with Harrington talent an advantage over all mediocre oponents.
    With the right strengthen training this summer for Earl Barron so he could endure a 82 game season, plus improve his talents this summer by workout session alongside of Lee and Harrington to get familar the "trio" could put together a decent frontcourt lineup with the addition of two other frontcourt players in the rotation (SF-Chandler and a bigman rebounding FA).

    Harrington have been the best SF on the Knicks the past two seasons, and David Lee has been the only PF on the team the past two season.
    The Knicks headcoach refuse to use a center and SG in his rotation the past two seasons. So all Knick oposition found it easy to take advantage of not one but two positions that were not fully covered on both sides of the court.


    Originally Posted by Slit
    That will show em. Kobe & Co are shaking in their boots.
    Seriously dude, April fools was 4 days ago.

    On the subject: I don't know what's sadder: a team digging for talent in D-league...again, or fans so hungry for talent they are ready to pronounce a guy the next big thing on a basis of one half decent game. It's not like he's a rookie - the guy is 28, played in 82 games for Miami and failed to impress.

    Also it's Earl Barron

    Hopefully, u read my response above b/c u will not find a stronger or bigger Fan-Base for any sports team in the world, that measure up as high as the decade of losing Knicks.....large fan-base.

    There is nothing sad or sadder about a person who will stick with u through thick n thin, through a long period of bad times while staying optimistic and cheering u on at any little achievement made through those bad times.
    So u got it twisted.

    Knick-Fans already know that the Billionair Owner of the Knicks & Rangers is clueless of any sport however, this Billionair owner will put out and spend more money than any organization in the NBA and NHL for people he is told are suppose to be the best at what they do.

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