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Baker’s summer league winds down; VanVleet tips off Friday with Toronto

Former Wichita State stars Ron Baker and Fred VanVleet are summering with the NBA.
Former Wichita State stars Ron Baker and Fred VanVleet are summering with the NBA. The Wichita Eagle

Ron Baker’s Orlando Summer League ends Friday. On Wednesday, he scored 22 points against Orlando Magic White (a split-squad summer team of largely anonymous hopefuls).

The Knicks lost 95-90 and they are 1-3. They play an undetermined opponent on Friday.

In four games, Baker averages 12.5 points and 5.8 rebounds with eight assists, 12 steals and 13 turnovers. He is 15 of 42 (35.7 percent) from the field and 6 of 21 (28.6 percent) from three-point range.

Baker landed a partially guaranteed deal on draft night, which means he will go to training camp with the Knicks.

Cleanthony Early, sidelined with a hamstring injury, hasn’t played for the Knicks in Orlando. Early is restricted free agent and his future with the Knicks seems iffy.

Detroit continues in Orlando against Miami on Thursday. Tekele Cotton averages 7 points and 1.3 rebounds in three games.

Fred VanVleet and Toronto open Las Vegas summer play at 9 p.m. Friday against Sacramento. The Raptors also play Minnesota (5 p.m. Sunday) and Dallas (5:30 p.m. Monday) before playoffs start on Wednesday. Toronto’s first three games are also on NBA TV.

Toure Murry will play with Minnesota. The Timberwolves play Denver (7:30 p.m. Friday), Toronto (5 p.m. Sunday) and Cleveland (7:30 p.m. Monday).

Darius Carter is back with Denver for a second summer in Las Vegas. The Nuggets open against Murry and the T-Wolves. They play Memphis at 6 p.m. Saturday and Miami at 6 p.m. Monday.

All Vegas games are on ESPN3, other ESPN channels or NBA TV.

Paul Suellentrop: 316-269-6760, @paulsuellentrop

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