In a move reminiscent of last year’s D-League merry-go-round, the New York Knicks signed Earl Barron. Unlike last year’s 7-footer du dix jour, I don’t see much in his game statistically. In his 1000+ NBA minutes and his nearly 2000 D-League minutes Barron is neither a shot blocker (0.8 blk/36 in both NBA & NBDL), rebounder (7.9 reb/36 NBA, 8.7 reb/36 NBDL), nor scorer (42.6% TS% NBA, 54.1% TS% NBDL). From an old scouting report, it seems his only strength is his mid range jump shot.
Ironically on the same day they signed Barron, New York faced Chris Hunter, a former NBDL center who was signed by the Knicks at the end of last year, but didn’t make the team. Hunter has played in 52 games for the Warriors averaging only 12.9 minutes per game. However the Golden State center has started 7 times this year, and recently notched his first double double in a win against Memphis.