Barron with the Miami Heat in 2007
|Northern Arizona Suns|
|League||NBA G League|
|Born||August 14, 1981|
|Listed height||7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)|
|Listed weight||250 lb (113 kg)|
|High school||Clarksdale (Clarksdale, Mississippi)|
|NBA draft||2003 / Undrafted|
|Position||Center / Power forward|
|Number||30, 40, 42|
|2005||Red Bull Barako|
|2009||Los Angeles D-Fenders|
|2010||New York Knicks|
|2011||Portland Trail Blazers|
|2012||Golden State Warriors|
|2012||Atleticos de San Germán|
|2013||New York Knicks|
|2017–present||Northern Arizona Suns (assistant)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Earl Daniel Barron Jr. (born August 14, 1981) is an American former professional basketball player and current assistant coach for the Northern Arizona Suns of the NBA G League. He previously played college basketball for the University of Memphis and had stints in the NBA with multiple teams, including the 2006 NBA Finals champion Miami Heat.
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A 7'0" center from the University of Memphis, he was never drafted by an NBA team. He began his professional career with the Turkish team Tuborg Pilsener in 2003 before joining the Huntsville Flight of the NBA Development League (D-League) in March 2004.He spent the 2004 pre-season with the Orlando Magic, but was waived before the regular season began. In 2005, he played with the Red Bull Barako in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).
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He returned to the U.S to play with the Miami Heat in the Summer League, signing on August 8.Barron played for the Heat for three seasons, earning an NBA Championship ring in 2006. After 82 games in Miami, which included a stint with the Florida Flame, Barron was not re-signed by the Heat. In August 2008, he signed a one-year, $2 million deal with the Italian team GMAC Bologna. His stint in Italy was cut short because of an ankle injury which forced him to leave the team in November 2008. In March 2009, he was signed by the Sioux Falls Skyforce and was immediately traded to the Los Angeles D-Fenders.
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On September 28, 2009, Barron was signed by the New Orleans Hornets to their training camp roster,but failed to make the roster and was waived on October 21, 2009. He then returned to the D-League and was traded by the D-Fenders to the Iowa Energy in November 2009. He was selected to the 2010 D-League All-Star Game played during the 2010 NBA All-Star Weekend. He scored a game-high 20 points for the Eastern Conference in the 81–98 loss to the Western Conference.
On April 2, 2010, he was signed to a 10-day contract by the New York Knicks.On April 6, 2010, in his second game with the Knicks, he recorded a career high 18 rebounds against the Boston Celtics. His previous career high was eight. He also scored 17 points in the game for the first double-double of his NBA career. Five days later, he recorded his second double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds in a game against his former team, the Heat. A day later, the Knicks signed him for the remainder of the season. He averaged 33 minutes per game in seven games with the Knicks, with a double-double average of points and rebounds per game (11.7 ppg and 11.0 rpg).
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On November 16, 2010, he was signed by the Phoenix Suns, following an injury to their starting center Robin Lopez. Barron made his debut the next day against the Heat. On December 2, 2010, he made his first start as a Sun in a game against the Golden State Warriors. Barron was released by the Suns on December 21 and signed a ten-day contract with the Milwaukee Bucks on March 1, 2011. He then signed a second one with the Bucks, which ended on March 21. On April 12, the Portland Trail Blazers signed him to a contract for the rest of the 2011 season.
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On December 21, 2011, he was waived by the Trail Blazers.
On January 14, 2012, he was signed by the Golden State Warriors.The Warriors waived him on February 6.
On February 2012, Barron signed with the Meralco Bolts in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) replacing the team's first import Jarrid Famous.On April 26, he signed with Atleticos de San Germán from Puerto Rico.
Barron joined the Washington Wizards in September 2012.He was waived by the Wizards on December 23, 2012.
On April 17, 2013, Barron signed with the New York Knicks following the retirement of Rasheed Wallace.He appeared in one game for the Knicks, scoring 11 points and grabbing 18 rebounds in 37 minutes in a victory against the Atlanta Hawks.
On September 26, 2014, Barron signed with the Phoenix Suns.However, he was later waived by the Suns on October 25, 2014. On November 2, 2014, he was acquired by the Bakersfield Jam as an affiliate player. On January 27, 2015, he was bought out of his contract with the Jam in order to sign in China with Shanxi Zhongyu. However, the CBA season finished before he appeared in a game for them, and he returned to the Jam on February 18. Three days later, he signed a 10-day contract with the Suns. He then signed a second 10-day contract with the Suns on March 3, and for the rest of the season on March 13.
On September 25, 2015, Barron signed with the Atlanta Hawks.However, he was later waived by the Hawks on October 24 after appearing in four preseason games. On November 17, 2015, he signed with the Fubon Braves of the Taiwanese League.
On September 3, 2016, Barron signed a one-year deal with the Toyama Grouses of the Japanese B.League.On December 9, 2016, he parted ways with Toyama. On January 9, 2017, he re-joined the Fubon Braves.
On November 20, 2017, during the 2017–18 NBA G League season, Barron was announced as one of the newest assistant coaches for the Northern Arizona Suns, thus effectively ending his playing career.
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
|†||Denotes seasons in which Barron won an NBA championship|
An avid poker player, Barron participated in the 2015 World Series of Poker where he was eliminated during the early stages of the competition.
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