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Ian Begley: Knicks say that Ron Baker is scheduled to have arthroscopic surgery on his shoulder Wednesday. The expected recovery time is 4-6 months.
As Knicks guard Ron Baker contemplates the next course of action for his damaged right shoulder, one New York shoulder/knee specialist recommended season-ending surgery that would take three-to-six months of rehab before he’s back playing. The shoulder surgery would repair the torn labrum — not the dislocation. Coach Jeff Hornacek wouldn’t acknowledge Baker is done, and the Knicks announced he’s “out indefinitely.”
Al Iannazzone: Knicks announce that an MRI on Ron Baker’s right shoulder revealed a shoulder dislocation and torn labrum. He will be out indefinitely.
Ian Begley: Ron Baker just injured his right shoulder after making a defensive stand. Didn’t look good.
Steve Popper: Knicks say Baker won’t return – right shoulder injury.
New York Knicks guard Ron Baker will not play against the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday after he was diagnosed with an orbital fracture, the team said. He suffered the injury during Saturday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans.
When Baker gets cleared for full contact, he can’t be counted out from being back in the mix at some juncture. The 24-year-old suffered a severely sprained ankle during voluntary workouts in early September and missed part of preseason. After the first three losses, Hornacek deactivated him, saying the ankle wasn’t 100 percent and that he needed time. “Injuries pop out of nowhere,” said Baker, who played 52 games last season. “You just got to treat them the best you can and trust you’ll be healthy when the time comes. That’s what we’re trying to get to right now. Putting the first priority as health is very important in this league.”
“It’s definitely not 100 percent, but it feels way better than when it happened,” he said. “The range of motion is 75 percent. I’ve done some contact in half-court. It’s not too bad. Most of the pain comes from different stretches than the contact of a [scrimmage].”
Al Iannazzone: Hornacek said Ron Baker hurt his shoulder in last night’s G-League game. He’s on the inactive list.
Ian Begley: Ron Baker says he may play tomorrow against Houston. He’s missed the first three preseason games (including tonight) due to an ankle injury
Steve Popper: Mindaugas is out with a sore left calf. Baker is left ankle. Kornet hamstring.
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May 27, 2018 | 3:15 pm EDT Update
On Friday, James banged his right leg in a fourth-quarter collision with Larry Nance Jr. James said afterward it left him with pain in the leg and the ankle. Asked how the leg felt Sunday morning, James said, “It’s been better, but I’ll be ready tonight.” James wouldn’t say whether the ankle or the leg was more of an issue. “Uh, the ankle is a part of the leg, so it’s the full leg,” he said.
Asked what Green did best in Game 6, Lue said, “I think he attacked the small guys, the switches, and took his time, did a good job attacking, rebounded the ball well. I just think defensively being able to switch and guard multiple positions, that’s huge for us. He was able to switch a lot more, we were able to do a lot of different stuff defensively and he came through for us.”