The New York Knicks signed center Earl Barron for the remainder of the season on Wednesday.

The move was made after the team announced the retirement of forward/center Rasheed Wallace.

Barron played in 11 games (one start) for Washington this season, averaging 2.5 points and 3.9 rebounds. He was waived on Dec. 23.

The 7-footer returns to New York after appearing in seven games (six starts) for the Knicks in 2009-10, averaging 11.7 points and 11.0 rebounds.

The 31-year-old Barron holds career averages of 4.9 points and 3.6 rebounds in 123 games (29 starts) over six seasons with Miami, New York, Phoenix, Milwaukee, Portland, Golden State and Washington.