June 29, 2017, 9:45 am
The Knicks are expected to make Ron Baker a restricted free agent by extending him a qualifying offer.
Baker became a cult favorite and was one of the few enjoyable aspects of the past season in New York. His energy also won over some fans on the coaching staff and the Knicks would love to keep him around. He’s unlikely to play a ton of minutes, however, as the team is reportedly interested in re-upping Derrick Rose after drafting point guard Frank Ntilikina. Even if it isn’t Rose, expect a veteran to join the squad, rendering Baker as a backup at best.