Report: Knicks’ Ron Baker opts into $4,544,400 salary

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Ron Baker‘s crowning achievement last season was getting his face broken while Anthony Davis dunked on him.

So, of course, Baker was going to exercise his $4,544,400 player option for next season.

Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports:

It remains astounding New York gave him this contract – and rushed to do it. Baker is a hustle player, but too lacking as a shooter and distributor, and he’s sometimes overwhelmed athletically.

If Enes Kanter opts out without assurance of a long-term contract, the Knicks can still secure significant cap space. Otherwise, they’ll be limited to using the mid-level exception barring a trade.