PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns have signed center Earl Barron to a 10-day contract.
The 7-0 center has averaged a double-double in 27 games with the Bakersfield Jam this season, posting 20.3 points and 10.9 rebounds for the Suns’ NBA Development League affiliate. Barron played with the Suns during the 2014-15 preseason and averaged 3.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 13.7 minutes in six appearances, including a 10-point, 13-rebound performance in 24 minutes at Houston on Oct. 13.
Barron, who played with the Suns in 2010-11, is a seven-year NBA veteran from the University of Memphis who last saw regular season action with the New York Knicks during the 2012-13 season. In 124 career games with Miami, New York, Phoenix, Milwaukee, Portland, Golden State and Washington, Barron has averaged 4.9 points and 3.7 rebounds. Barron previously signed with the Suns on Nov. 16, 2010, and averaged 3.0 points and 3.3 rebounds in 12 games (six starts) with the club.
The Suns conclude a two-game road trip tonight as they face the Chicago Bulls with tip-off scheduled for 6:00 p.m. (Phoenix time). The game will be televised on FOX Sports Arizona and NBA TV, and carried on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. The Suns return home to host the Boston Celtics on Monday night with a 7:00 p.m. start time.
The Suns have waived guard Kendall Marshall and forward John Salmons. With Barron’s signing, the Suns’ roster now stands at 14. An updated roster is attached.