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The Knicks and Allonzo Trier agreed to a two-year deal

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And Ron Baker’s gone

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The Knicks have signed Allonzo Trier to an NBA contract, using their bi-annual exception to sign Trier for two years at $3.382 million per season.

Trier signing an NBA deal with the Knicks once his allotted 45 days with the big club were up (per his two-way contract) was basically a formality. Averaging 11.3 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game with a robust .580 TS%, sending Trier down to the G-League for any reason would’ve been a travesty. He’s clearly an NBA player and ready to stick with the Knicks.

Two things to note here: one, by using the BAE, the Knicks lose the right to use that exception until at least the 2020 offseason. Secondly, once Trier’s contract expires in the 2020 offseason, he’ll be a restricted free agent, and the Knicks will be able to match any offer that he might receive. The team option also gives the Knicks a chance to opt out of Trier’s deal this summer, which figures to be a “break in case of emergency” option if they need to clear some cap space in a hurry for a big free agent.

As our own Ashwin Ramnath correctly predicted a little over a week ago, Ron Baker was the cut to make room for Iso Zo. Ron was a fun Knick, and we’ll probably pay better tribute to him sometime soon — but in the meantime, check out the highlights of his rookie season, arguably his best:

What’s your favorite Ron moment? Was the price right on the Trier deal? Let us know down in the comments.