Ron Baker becomes victim of Knicks’ Allonzo Trier discovery
13th December 2018

The Bake Show has been canceled.

The Knicks have agreed to a two-year deal with stud rookie Allonzo Trier that will force them to release reserve guard Ron Baker, an NBA source confirmed.

Trier’s two-way G League contract has been converted into a two-year, estimated $6.6 million deal in which the Knicks will use their biannual exception and cost them cap space for next season. The estimated contract for Trier next season will be $3.3 million.

The deal with Trier was a matter of when, not if, as the 45-day limit on his two-way G-League contract was soon to expire. The Post has long reported that the roster cut would come down to Baker or Luke Kornet, who is a 3-point shooting big man the Knicks still want to develop.

The approximate deadline for the Trier deal had been Saturday, but that was getting pushed back as he is currently sitting out with a strained hamstring. He is averaging 11 points per game this season and has made the biggest impact among the Knicks’ three rookies.

Kornet played 8 minutes in Wednesday night’s loss to the Cavaliers, grabbing three rebounds. Baker was a favorite of former coach Jeff Hornacek and team president Phil Jackson. He signed a two-year, $8.9 million deal before the 2017 season in a shocker as he never improved his 3-point shot despite showing defensive grit.

The Athletic first reported Baker was to be waived.

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