Ron Baker announces return to Knicks

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The Knicks waived Lou Amundson, who just signed a guaranteed contract, and a few other intriguing players to keep undrafted Ron Baker this season.

Baker rewarded New York with plucky defense, the rare Knick to exert reliable effort on that end.

Where does the 24-year-old go from here? Back to New York.


Breaking the news himself, Baker didn’t provide any contract details.

He was a restricted free agent with a $1,512,611 qualifying offer. I doubt he rushed to accept that before the Knicks could pull it, but it presented a guaranteed NBA salary at $200,000 more than his minimum. I can’t rule out that course.