Knicks bring back center Earl Barron

Rasheed Wallace out, a former Knick back in.

New York Knicks Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations and General Manager Glen Grunwald announced today that the team has signed center Earl Barron for the remainder of the season.

Barron, 7-0, 245-pounds, holds career averages of 4.9 points, on 37.5-percent shooting, and 3.6 rebounds over 14.7 minutes in 123 games (29 starts) over six seasons with Miami, New York, Phoenix, Milwaukee, Portland, Golden State and Washington. He last played in 11 games (one start) for Washington this season, averaging 2.5 points and 3.9 rebounds over 11.1 minutes, before being waived on Dec. 23.

The Clarksdale, MS-native, appeared in seven games (six starts) for New York in 2009-10, averaging 11.7 points and 11.0 rebounds over 33.1 minutes.

Earlier today, the team announced that Wallace has retired from pro basketball.

The NBA regular season ends tonight. The playoffs begin Saturday. The 2-seed Knicks will face the Boston Celtics in the first round.