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Ish Smith out, Earl Barron in for Golden State

Jan 13, 2012, 10:53 PM EDT

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Kwame Brown got hurt in Golden State, and that has had the trickle down impact to other guys on the roster.

Ish Smith, who had played well in limited minutes for Golden State this season, has been let go, reports the Contra Costa Times. He had not played much has a PER of 17.6 (above the league average).

He is out and in his place comes Earl Barron, who for five years has bounced around the NBA but not been able to stick on a roster.

The difference between the two? One foot. Smith is 6’0” and Barron is 7’0”. The Warriors need size and that is the entire motivation here.

  1. nman3137 - Jan 13, 2012 at 10:56 PM

    I don’t care what Ish’s PER was, I watched him in every game and he is awful. He is a shoot first point guard, and he dribbles more than anyone I’ve ever seen.

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