The New York Knickerbockers President of Basketball Operations Donnie Walsh announced today that free agent center Earl Barron has been signed to a 10-day contract. As per club policy, terms of the deal will not be disclosed. Barron, a member of the Iowa Energy, became the 33rd call-up of the 2009-10 NBA Development League season.

Barron, 7-0, 250-pounds, averaged 16.2 points and 10.2 rebounds over 31.7 minutes in 47 games with Iowa this season. He spent the last two seasons in the D-League after appearing in 82 games with the Miami Heat from 2005-08. He averaged 4.9 points and three rebounds in 82 games (15 starts) with Miami. In 2007-08, he averaged 7.1 points and 4.3 rebounds over 19.3 minutes over 46 games (15 starts). He signed with Miami on Aug. 8, 2005, after going undrafted out of the University of Memphis.

The Knicks roster stands at 15 players.