Marc Berman of the New York Post reports:

Knicks may keep Earl Barron

In this wacky NBA world, their new 7-foot center, Earl Barron, has a better shot at returning next season than David Lee, an unrestricted free agent who may have played so well this season to have priced himself out of a return.

Knicks president Donnie Walsh told The Post last night he is interested in re-signing Barron for next season as their backup center, probably for the minimum. His 10-day contract expired last night and the Knicks will renew that deal for today’s game and the season finale Wednesday in Toronto.

“No doubt about it, I’d say we have interest in him next summer,” Walsh said of Barron. “We’re going to try to keep him here.”