props to Big C for the vids BTW
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:
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.
Last edited by Crazy⑧s; Jun 20, 2010 at 12:20.
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
DaTPRiNCE...That EGYPTiAN Fella, #MeloMafia
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
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.
Give him the minimum and let's see what he's worth as a back-up to the 4 and 5 spots.
" It's a new era for the Knicks "
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.
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.
"The Knicks are back" - Amare
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.
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
the MLE? sweet jesus....smfh...it would be Isayughhesque, if only The Barron was overfat, injury-prone, and older (sup Jerome)
DaTPRiNCE...That EGYPTiAN Fella, #MeloMafia
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.
Earl Barron presence as a "center" in our rotation made us finally look like a NBA team.
We looked like an injury-prone team the previous 2 seasons by having such a small rotation (6 to 7 players) with 5 of our rotation players performing out of their natural position.
C-Earl Barron performance looked like a winning "Center" alongside of PF-David Lee and SF-Harrington in a lineup.
However, in 2006-7 Eddy Curry looked like a winning center tandem alongside of PF-David Lee in a lineup. It's to bad the two-players has not been in a lineup together since 2006-7. And Curry repeated injuries had nothing to do with why the Knicks last two coaches refuse to put him back into a lineup with David Lee.
I thought at the start of the season, I would see a lineup of C-Darko & PF-David Lee scrambling together on the court in the paint during the 2009-10 season. But that tandem bigman lineup (Darko & Lee) never made it on the court in any of the Preseason games or regular season games. not once did we see a minute of Darko & Lee lineup.
The Knicks even had a safe backup for Darko & Lee in a 30lb less Curry & rookie Jordan Hill.
With all of the above mention, signs show FA All-Star PF-David Lee signing with another NBA team at max $14M per or to a contender $7M per.
David Lee's biggest contribution on the court as a Knick is he has improved so many Knick players performance when they are in a steady lineup with him over the previous 5 seasons.
The late added Knick players Barron & Walker performance has earned a one year contract from the Knicks.
David Lee's 5 year career performance has earned a 6 year contract from the Knicks organization.
The question that will bother me during this Knick FA summer is the signing of Earl Barron. And not resigning David Lee. Why? without David Lee consistency can we expect Earl Barron to give us the same consistency he gave us for 82 games next season?
I wouldve had an optimistic view of the Knicks 2010-11 season knowing we would have C-Barron, F/C-Jordan Hill, and F/C-David Lee to cover our Center & PF department before the 2010 draft night.
he tall. can defend.. block shots...and go a mid range jimmy.. what else do you want. if we had him all season.. we could of made the playoffs.. i think we signed him onto our summer league.. so i think we have his rights at this point.. he will definetly be on our roster...vet minimum though...