The New York Knicks could be without Ron Baker for some time.
During Tuesday night’s game between the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets, Knicks’ guard Ron Baker ended up suffering a shoulder injury and never returned to the game.
After the game, the Knicks’ publication relations department gave an update, stating that x-rays were negative on Baker’s shoulder.
X-rays on Ron Baker’s right shoulder were negative. He will not travel with the team to Boston.
— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) January 31, 2018
It sounds like Baker may have slightly dislocated his shoulder. Depending on the severity, he could miss a few games or possibly longer. It will depend on whether Baker suffered any ligament damage, which is why he’ll undergo an MRI on Wednesday.
Baker going for an MRI tomorrow. Won’t be on the trip. Hornacek Said hopeful the right shoulder was only slightly separated
— Steve Popper (@StevePopper) January 31, 2018
With Baker injured, we would could see more of Trey Burke, who finished Tuesday’s game in the Knicks’ back court along with Frank Ntilikina. Burke only had two points and four assists on the night.
It will be interesting to see whether or not Burke’s minutes increase during the Knicks’ next two games against the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks.
The Knicks could also call Damyean Dotson back up from the Westchester Knicks, in order to give them some more depth at the guard position.