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Does Knicks' Decision Not To Buy First-Round Pick Mean Earl Barron Will Return?

ESPN’s Chris Sheridan came away from the Knicks’ draft-night haul surprised that they did not buy a first-round draft pick, and wonders if the decision is related to a desire to keep Earl Barron, a 7-foot center who averaged 11.7 points and 11 rebounds in 7 games with the team, which could desperately use his size. “The Knicks should have $2-3 million in leftover cap room, even if they sign two max free agents at starting salaries of $16.5 million,” Sheridan says, which leads him to believe that GM Donnie Walsh may have “earmarked” that extra money “for Barron.”

If Barron returns, expect Seth from Posting And Toasting, SB Nation’s Knicks blog, to be quite happy.