The Knicks on Monday announced the re-signing of guard Ron Baker and the signing of rookie Damyean Dotson, the former Oregon and Houston guard who was the MVP of the Portsmouth Invitational.
Baker, the second-year guard out of Wichita State, averaged 4.1 points and 2.1 assists last season. The Knicks then opted to re-sign him for two years at $8.9 million.
The Knicks brought in veteran Ramon Sessions to play the point and mentor rookie Frank Ntilikina. Baker, meantime, can play both guard spots.
“I look at Ron as a guy who can play both guard positions,” Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said last week. “He’s not the traditional point guard where he can blow by you and use his speed to get around you. He does it with strength. The game of basketball isn’t always about speed. If you know angles and create openings, you can make a lot of plays.