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08:20 AM ET 02.14 | With Amar'e Stoudemire day-to-day, but long an injury candidate, Donnie Walsh is looking for help, reportedly at center. And Earl Barron has emerged as the most likely candidate to be acquired, The Post has learned. The Knicks will have an open roster spot one way or another after the Feb. 24 trade deadline and Walsh has intentions of bringing Barron back to the organization, according to an NBA source. The 6-foot-11 Barron was cut by Phoenix on Dec. 22, and has been waiting patiently for the Knicks to open up a roster spot, according to a source. Barron was a huge success late last season when he signed with the Knicks for the final seven games, averaging a double-double -- 11 points and 11 rebounds.

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February 14, 2011  08:28 AM ET

who?????

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February 14, 2011  08:30 AM ET

Yep, Knicks need a big man ASAP.

February 14, 2011  08:35 AM ET

what happened to eddy curry??

February 14, 2011  08:36 AM ET
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Thats what I'm talking about donnie, start accumulating big men, dump that billy walker character or roger mason

JGB what is with all your hatred for Walker? Not saying the guy is good or bad bc I havent really seen him get constant minutes...But it seems like he plays like a 8th or 9th type guy off the bench....

By the way I dont get why they havent picked up Barron yet anyways...I mean he did play pretty well for them at the end of last year..

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February 14, 2011  08:40 AM ET
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Not sure who that is..........But lets not mention that thing anymore

Well if Isiah comes back he will prob give him an huge extension and then resign AI and Marbury....LOL

February 14, 2011  08:40 AM ET
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JGB what is with all your hatred for Walker? Not saying the guy is good or bad bc I havent really seen him get constant minutes...But it seems like he plays like a 8th or 9th type guy off the bench....By the way I dont get why they havent picked up Barron yet anyways...I mean he did play pretty well for them at the end of last year..

I know we'll have a roster spot opened whether we make a trade or not cos Eddy Curry is expendable. But I'm not so keen on this Baron guy. Yes he did well for us last season but we're talking a mid NBA season. What shape is he in? Is he ready to contribute? Is he the long term solution in the middle? Logic tells me we need to keep playing Mozgov and Turiaf. Even if it costs a few games that's OK...

February 14, 2011  08:44 AM ET

One more thing. We need to sit Amare against non playoff teams. That way we can keep him fresh for the post season and give the young guys a chance to develop. This will also slow down wear and tear on his kness. When we play teams like Detroit, Nets, Warriors, Wolves, Kings, Raptors we shouldn't need Amare to win those games. Yes I know fans may not like that but it'll be good for the long run. When we add another star to compete with the best then he can play every game...

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February 14, 2011  08:53 AM ET

a moment there i thought barron davis

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February 14, 2011  08:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Isiah is not coming back.

Ive been saying for weeks that they should be on the phone to the Clippers trying to get Kaman with Currys expiring deal...I think he would be a good fit with Amare...

February 14, 2011  08:57 AM ET
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You can not be serious, but you may be ****.

I thought the same thing after reading it...The Knicks team still arent good enough to do that even against bad teams....

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February 14, 2011  09:02 AM ET
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I agree with that assessment.

Plus I think they need all the wins they can get with that 9th seed getting closer and closer with other teams picking up their play as of late....Indy, Philly, and Charlotte

 
February 14, 2011  09:03 AM ET

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