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    Nyk Logo KO.com: Earl Barron Consensus

    So we're stumped at the 5 as we all know. Barron is our most likely "just add water" addition to the 5 spot currently being compounded under the weight of Eddy Curry.

    He played 7 games at the end of the season averaging:
    2009-10 Statistics
    PPG11.7 RPG11.00 APG1.1 EFF+ 17.00
    And considering his output had probably the best D League debut in history (bar that kid in Utah with the buzzer beater)

    He's been tweeting on hoopshype.com, throwing his name out there, milking his late season exposure, but what is our general consensus with so little to go by?

    Erik Spoelstra's comments about him in the vid below are interesting, and it's clear that he has potential/ability beyond that reliable face up J.






    What do we think Knickerbocker net pirates? I'm gonna have to say........ Sign him. 3 years @ $2M/ with a team option in the 3rd.

    Lets see if he can maintain for 82 games.
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    props to Big C for the vids BTW

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    i voted to keep him but thats only if we dont draft a center, if we do then i wouldnt mind parting with him.

    i mean he DID come up huge for us down the stretch so we cant overlook him

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    Honestly Earl Barron and Bill Walker were a breathe of fresh air for the Knicks.

    Now that the Knicks are hands free from all the dead weights of last year (Big Mac exception) our roster isnt as bad as everyone thinks

    Gallinari
    Chandler
    Douglas
    Walker
    Barron

    That's a young talented team with lots of room for improvement.

    All we really need is that superstar, two veterans, and a voice in the lockerroom and we're a title contender.

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    Give him the minimum and let's see what he's worth as a back-up to the 4 and 5 spots.

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    Keep, but at no more than the minimum. Minimum means we can sign him when we're over the cap, so we should do that.

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    Originally Posted by Scribbles
    Honestly Earl Barron and Bill Walker were a breathe of fresh air for the Knicks.

    Now that the Knicks are hands free from all the dead weights of last year (Big Mac exception) our roster isnt as bad as everyone thinks

    Gallinari
    Chandler
    Douglas
    Walker
    Barron

    That's a young talented team with lots of room for improvement.

    All we really need is that superstar, two veterans, and a voice in the lockerroom and we're a title contender.
    i agree Walker is become a favorite of mine and i think he has a lot of potential as a 6th man or maybe even a starter at some point, hes working hard this offseason to improve his game hes dropped 10-15 pounds already and he's been working on his shot well see how he looks in summer league

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    Everyone is saying less than a mil? Really? I bet his agent will be looking for three times that! Whether or not he's worth that sort of salary will be determined by the highest bidder in a league begging for athletic 7 footers.

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    We have nothing to lose by keeping him. He will only be signed for cheap unless some team pulls an isiah Thomas move and pays him over a million per year.

    Barron really impressed me with his rebounding, jump shot, and his relentless stamina. I remeber him playing 42 minutes one game as a Center, which is unheard of when it comes to big men.

    He is a workhorse.

    He can turn out being the perfect role player who is a hard worker, grinder type who can play a whole game if you need him.

    He exceeded expectations by far.

    Keep him for less than a mil a year for 1-3 years.

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    Default barron von munch

    he's a keeper for less than a mill, after we sign maxi-pads, and hopefully trade for a better center. he's not all that, but he's better than nothin.

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    I really liked his role last season, and he would be a good back-up to any C or PF we have, pay him the MLE and we're good

    Now if we do keep him, I would for really like for him to block shots, that would be incredible for our Defense.

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    The MLE?

    The MLE is way too high for a player like Barron. Yeah, he played well last year, but it was only in a handful of games.

    You can't just a player's performance on that alone. MLE would be too big of a risk (we don't have the Mid-Level exception because we're not over the cap, and the signing would not put us over the cap anyways).

    But a contract of that size would be too large.

    Barron can't expect much more than the minimum

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    the MLE? sweet jesus....smfh...it would be Isayughhesque, if only The Barron was overfat, injury-prone, and older (sup Jerome)

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    Originally Posted by SSj4Wingzero
    The MLE?

    The MLE is way too high for a player like Barron. Yeah, he played well last year, but it was only in a handful of games.

    You can't just a player's performance on that alone. MLE would be too big of a risk (we don't have the Mid-Level exception because we're not over the cap, and the signing would not put us over the cap anyways).

    But a contract of that size would be too large.

    Barron can't expect much more than the minimum
    How much is the MLE in the first place?

    Now 2-3 million is fine but I really dont know what the value of the MLE is.

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    Let's not forget how David Lee's production SLUMPED when Earl Barron was on the court.

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