Wizards sign free-agent guard Ron Baker, waive Okaro White

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BOSTON, MA – JANUARY 18: Ron Baker #31 of the New York Knicks reacts from the bench during the first half against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on January 18, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to […]

The Washington Wizards have signed free-agent guard Ron Baker.

The Wizards also announced Friday they waived forward Okaro White.

Baker averaged 3.3 points and 1.8 assists in 92 games, all with New York. The Knicks released him Dec. 13.

Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld calls Baker a “tough and physical defender who can give us added depth in the backcourt.”

Baker was an undrafted rookie in 2016 out of Wichita State, where he averaged 13.2 points. He helped the Shockers upset No. 1 Gonzaga in the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
 

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