Free agent Ron Baker out 4-6 months after surgery
Ron Baker hasn’t had the best of luck so far this season. Baker, who signed a two-year deal with the New York Knicks in 2017, was cut by the Knicks early in the season. He was later picked up by the Washington Wizards, but didn’t spent much time in D.C. and was cut again. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, his misfortune has struck again.
Free agent guard Ron Baker underwent surgery to repair a torn right labrum and is expected to make a full recovery in four to six months, league sources tell ESPN. Dr. Neal Elattrache performed procedure in Los Angeles.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 22, 2019
The 25-year-old guard never put up impressive numbers but was a fan favorite player in the time he spent with New York. He played a little over two seasons with the Knicks, and for his career has averaged 3.1 points, 1.8 assists, 1.4 rebounds, 0.3 steals, and 0.3 blocks per game. His best season statistically was his rookie season in 2016-17 where he averaged 4.1 points and 2.1 assists per game while playing 52 games.
Hopefully for Baker, he will be able to make a full recovery and work his way back into the league. If the timeline for his recovery ends up falling closer to the optimistic side, he may be able to return to full health in just enough time for free agency in the summer.
Even if he isn’t able to find a steady gig in the league moving forward, he will always be remembered as beloved player during an era of Knicks basketball that was didn’t ever give the fans much to be happy about. And if not that, we will at least remember him as the guy whose contact lens got knocked out, only to have him pop it right back in after a little spit shine.
That…can't be sanitary 😷 pic.twitter.com/Qemw02HG2x
— Bleacher Report NBA (@BR_NBA) October 2, 2018