Knicks’ Baker to have season-ending right shoulder surgery

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NEW YORK (AP) — Knicks guard Ron Baker will have right shoulder surgery and miss the rest of the season.

The Knicks say Monday that Baker will have an arthroscopic shoulder stabilization. It will be performed Wednesday by Dr. Answorth Allen.

The team says the expected recovery time is four to six months.

Baker dislocated the shoulder and tore his labrum Jan. 30 in a victory over Brooklyn. The backup guard finishes with 2.4 points per game in 29 games.

It was a rough injury season for Baker, who had his face broken when Anthony Davis dunked on him.

Baker has a $4.5 million player option for next season with the Knicks that he will almost certainly opt into.