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Ron Baker announces return to Knicks

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 27: Ron Baker #31 of the New York Knicks reaches for the ball against the Toronto Raptors during their game at Madison Square Garden on February 27, 2017 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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The Knicks waived Lou Amundson, who just signed a guaranteed contract, and a few other intriguing players to keep undrafted Ron Baker this season.

Baker rewarded New York with plucky defense, the rare Knick to exert reliable effort on that end.

Where does the 24-year-old go from here? Back to New York.


Breaking the news himself, Baker didn’t provide any contract details.

He was a restricted free agent with a $1,512,611 qualifying offer. I doubt he rushed to accept that before the Knicks could pull it, but it presented a guaranteed NBA salary at $200,000 more than his minimum. I can’t rule out that course.