With center Kwame Brown out injured for months, the Golden State Warriors have added help up front.
The Warriors Saturday have signed free agent center Earl Barron, the team announced. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released. It’s likely a very short, small contract.
Barron, 30, played with the Portland Trailblazers, Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks last season, appearing in 21 games (seven starts), averaging 3.8 points and 3.6 rebounds in 14.6 minutes. In seven starting assignments, the 7’0’’ center averaged 4.4 points and 5.4 rebounds in 23.4 minutes.
Barron, who was not drafted by an NBA team, originally signed as a free agent with the Orlando Magic in 2004, one season prior to joining Miami, where he spent three seasons with the Heat and won an NBA Championship in 2006. Barron owns career averages of 5.1 points and 3.7 rebounds in 15.2 minutes per contest in 110 games regular-season games over four seasons with Portland, Milwaukee, Phoenix, Miami and the New York Knicks. The Clarksdale, MS, native played four seasons at the University of Memphis (1999-2003).
He will wear uniform #40.