The New York Knicks are still in search for that final piece and if you ask the opinion of many Knicks’ fans, it should be an easy choice who they give that final contract to- big man Earl Barron.
Yet while I reported a week ago that there is mutual interest between both Barron and the Knicks, it looks as if the big man could be tired of waiting and is instead starting to look at other offers.
Barron is suddenly 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, the Pacers, Pelicans, and Sixers are among the teams interested in Barron.
Zwerling does note though 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, including the likes of Hamed Haddadi, Cole Aldrich and a few others.
All three potential destinations make sense for Barron as the Pacers could use a third center and the Pelicans badly need frontcourt depth. As for the Sixers, they need to add more players and salary to reach the league’s required minimums, so Philadelphia could turn into a better option for Barron.
However his eyes still seem set on New York, which ultimately could be a good thing for both parties.
He hasn’t appeared much in two stints in the blue and orange, but any time Barron has worn a Knicks jersey he has produced positive results.
We will see what happens as it pertains to the Knicks and Barron, but all signs seem to point to the fact that he will be on some teams training camp roster.