Worst Knicks of the 2010s: Ron Baker, Shooting Guard
Ron Baker! The player who is responsible for starting Knicks Film School and getting Knicks Film School suspended (long story). In any event, while nobody knows better than I do how Baker could make a difference on the floor with his hard-nosed style of play, he wasn’t talented enough to be receiving minutes on an NBA roster, even on terrible Knicks teams.
The fact that Steve Mills signed Baker to a two-year, $8.9 million deal that effectively gave him a no-trade clause elevates Baker into the lineup of worst Knicks players of the 2010s.
And what position do you even place Baker on this list? Remember when the Knicks thought he was a point guard even though he couldn’t handle the basketball? Well, at least we know which position he’s not.
Baker played in 92 games for the Knicks, averaging 3.3 points 1.8 assists, and 1.5 rebounds per game, which added up together still don’t equal the nearly $9 million he made for his contributions. The Wichita State guard had his moments, but let’s hope for better days ahead than relying on Ron Baker as a member of the backcourt.