Former Wichita State guard and undrafted free agent Ron Baker has signed with the New York Knicks, the team announced on Monday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Baker played for the Knicks during the NBA Summer League in Orlando, where he averaged 14 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists. Baker is New York’s most highly touted rookie signing as the team did not have a pick in this year's NBA Draft. He will look to help the Knicks by providing instant offense off the bench.
Baker will join his former Shocker teammate Cleanthony Early in New York. His signing is the latest of several moves that Phil Jackson and the Knicks have made this offseason, including the acquisition of former NBA MVP Derrick Rose, who has already dubbed his new squad as a "super team."
The new-look Knicks will begin this year on a mission to get back to the NBA playoffs for the first time since 2013.