ESPN New York's Jared Zwerling reports that the Sixers are one of a handful of teams that are interested in free agent center Earl Barron.
Barron, 32, spent part of last season with the Washington Wizards appearing in 11 games averaging 2/5 points and 3.5 rebounds per game. He played in one game for the New York Knicks scoring 11 points and grabbing 18 rebounds. The 7'0", 250 lbs. center has played on six different teams since the 2010-11 season and has appeared in more than 21 games in one season just twice since he entered the league in 2005.
I really don't understand bringing Barron into Philadelphia. The 76ers have a crowded front court as it is with Spencer Hawes, Kwame Brown, Lavoy Allen, Thaddeus Young, and Arnett Moultrie all fighting for playing time. That doesn't account for newcomers Tim Ohlbrecht and second-round pick Arsalan Kazemi. It would be a different story if Barron was a playmaker but he seems like just another body.
The only explanation I can see for bring Barron aboard is because the Sixers need to reach the salary cap floor.
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