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Knicks sign Barron

New York, NY (Sports Network) - The New York Knicks signed center Earl Barron for the remainder of the season on Wednesday.

The move was made after the team announced the retirement of forward/center Rasheed Wallace.

Barron played in 11 games (one start) for Washington this season, averaging 2.5 points and 3.9 rebounds. He was waived on Dec. 23.

The 7-footer returns to New York after appearing in seven games (six starts) for the Knicks in 2009-10, averaging 11.7 points and 11.0 rebounds.

The 31-year-old Barron holds career averages of 4.9 points and 3.6 rebounds in 123 games (29 starts) over six seasons with Miami, New York, Phoenix, Milwaukee, Portland, Golden State and Washington.

04/17 13:32:23 ET

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