Report: Knicks’ Ron Baker opts into $4,544,400 salary
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:
New York Knicks guard Ron Baker has exercised his $4.5M player option for next season, league sources tell Yahoo.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 31, 2018
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.