May 31, 2018, 11:46 amRon BakerG, New York Knicks
Ron Baker has exercised his $4.5 million player option and has decided to return to the Knicks for the 2018-2019 NBA season.
Baker has played a solid amount for the Knicks for the time that he has been available, so the Knicks, a team without a true solution in the backcourt yet, are likely happy to hear that he is returning next season even if his contract is an overpay. Look for Baker to have a role in Fizdale's rotation, likely off the bench, and he will bring the same spark plug energy and hustle that he always has. He missed a good chunk of time because of shoulder surgery last season so this isn't a surprise as the open market wouldn't have been nearly as kind.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter