New York Knicks Announce Signings of Ron Baker, Damyean Dotson
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)

The New York Knicks made the signings of Damyean Dotson and Ron Baker official on Monday via the team’s social media account.

Ron Baker announced on his own Twitter page that he was returning to the New York Knicks back on June 30th. Damyean Dotson’s three-year deal was reportedly signed back on July 23rd.

For some reason, the Knicks didn’t make the news official until Monday, August 7. Either way, now it’s official via the team’s Twitter page.

Baker, the potential starter at point guard next season, signed a two-year deal worth $8.9 million with a player option for the second year.

Baker was close with Phil Jackson and his closeness with head coach Jeff Hornacek was well-documented this past season. Despite his struggles on offense, it’s not just about the numbers with a guy like Baker.

He does the little things and plays solid defense for a guy with his skill set. After going unsigned following the 2016 draft, Baker made himself into a fan favorite.

Dotson’s deal is reportedly for three years with the first two years being guaranteed.

Dotson, a 2017 second-round pick, performed well in the summer league in Orlando. He’s expected to be one of the Knicks top bench players following the departure of Justin Holiday.

The 23-year-old projects as a potential three-and-D star. He shot 44.1 percent from downtown last season at Houston on 7.7 attempts per game. Dotson is a gunner.

 

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