Pacers, Pelicans, Sixers Eyeing Earl Barron

August 28 2013 at 12:03pm CDT By Luke Adams

Free agent big man Earl Barron is drawing interest from a handful of potential suitors, and looks like a good bet to land at least a training-camp invite from an NBA team, as Jared Zwerling of ESPNNewYork.com reports. According to Zwerling (via Twitter), the Pacers, Pelicans, and Sixers are among the teams interested in Barron.

Zwerling reported last night (via Twitter) that the Knicks remain Barron's preferred destination, and that his reps are hoping to work something out with the team after Labor Day. We had heard earlier this week that the Knicks are still considering Barron, along with a few other bigs.

Indiana, New Orleans, and Philadelphia all make sense as potential landing spots for the 32-year-old, who finished last season with the Knicks. The Pacers have a solid frontcourt, but Roy Hibbert and Ian Mahinmi are the only real centers on the roster, so another addition may be necessary. The Pelicans have been seeking depth in the middle as well, having worked out Hamed Haddadi recently, and the Sixers still need to add more players and salary to reach the league's required minimums.

Barron, who has appeared in parts of seven NBA seasons, spent time with the Wizards last year before joining the Knicks, averaging 3.3 PPG and 5.1 RPG in 12 overall contests.

6 thoughts on “Pacers, Pelicans, Sixers Eyeing Earl Barron

    1. I guess you have no clue what the sixers are trying to do so yea bring on the landfill players because when we draft Wiggins next year because of the 2 FIRST ROUND PICKS WE have then come talk about what the sixers are doing before you talk know what ur talking about

  1. Still think the Sixers should try n get Jeremy Lin, MCW and Wroten are cheap replacements for Holiday, at least in Lin you get a player that was a star player a few years ago and make him the cornerstone of the franchise…..that being said I think the Sixers have a great shot at making the playoffs in weak East, I want Wiggins too but I think these guys have some talent….

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