The Ron Baker era is over for the Knicks, and the love is now pouring in for the fan favorite.
The Knicks cut the 25-year-old Baker on Thursday to clear a roster spot after signing Allonzo Trier to a two-year deal.
Though Baker never lit up the scoreboard in his two-plus seasons off the New York bench, he won the favor of fans and coaches with his constant hustle and grit.
The undrafted guard thanked the franchise, the only NBA team he's played for.
"NYK was truly great to me," Baker tweeted. "My family, friends and I can't thank you enough! 8 yeard old RDB at the Utica KS park appreciated it!"
NYK was truly great to me. My family, friends and I can't thank you enough! 8 year old RDB at the Utica KS park appreciated it! https://t.co/CQmR2Mn3BK- Ron Baker (@RonBaker31) December 13, 2018
His Knicks coaches and teammates responded in kind.
Head coach David Fizdale said he wasn't easy breaking the news to Baker.
"This was the hardest one I've ever been part of," Fizdale said, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post. "Cutting Ron Baker was really rough. I talked to him today. He was fantastic. He's Ron Baker. He's a pro. He totally understood where we were. Obviously it goes without saying we're resources to him. If anyone ever calls me on him I'll have nothing but incredible things to say about him. I even joked to him a little bit when he's finally done, spend some time with me and I may have a coach on my hands there."
"One of the hardest working guys I know @ronbaker620 nothing but respect my brother! good luck," Kristaps Porzingis posted to Instagram.
"A True Professional, #thankyou" added Tim Hardaway Jr. in a post.
Mario Hezonja shared a similar sentiment.
"Love you Ron B!" he tweeted. "The most professional guy I've ever met! Best of luck to you my friend!"
Love you Ron B! The most professional guy I've ever met! Best of luck to you my friend! @RonBaker31- Mario Hezonja (@mariohezonja) December 13, 2018
Baker has played in only 11 games this season, averaging 1.3 points and 1.2 assists.