Suns Sign Earl Barron To 10-Day Deal

SATURDAY, 2:02pm: The deal is official, the Suns announced.

FRIDAY, 3:35pm: The Suns will sign eight-year veteran center Earl Barron to a 10-day contract, as league sources tell Shams Charania of RealGM and as agent Andre Buck confirms to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports (Twitter links). Barron, who was on the Suns roster during the preseason, had just returned to Phoenix’s D-League affiliate after a brief stint playing in China, as Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic notes (on Twitter).

Barron, 33, last saw regular season NBA action in 2012/13, when he split a dozen games between the Wizards and Knicks. He spent most of this season with the Suns’ D-League team, racking up 20.3 points and 10.7 rebounds in 32.5 minutes per game. He’s averaged 4.9 PPG and 3.7 RPG in 14.8 MPG over his NBA career.

Phoenix has only 13 players after Thursday’s trio of trades, and only 10 of them are available for tonight’s game, Coro notes (on Twitter). It’s unclear how quickly Barron will be able to suit up. Both Charania and Spears indicate that he’s already put pen to paper, though there’s been no official announcement from the team.

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