Tuesday's Knicks Links: Ron Baker signs partially guaranteed contract

Amar’e Stoudemire sounds off: Police’s ‘job is not to kill’: Ex-Knick Amar’e Stoudemire shared his feelings about what he believes are law enforcement’s flaws, saying too many “bad officers’’ are not following the teachings of the police academy, adding, “Your job is to provide safety and don’t be so quick to use force.” -- New York Post

Amar’e Stoudemire: I rejected NBA offers to fulfill Israel ‘dream’: Amar’e Stoudemire never won an NBA championship, but now has eyes on winning the Israeli League and European title. The former Knicks All-Star officially announced Monday he was joining Hapoel Jerusalem on a two-year contract after retiring from the NBA last week. Stoudemire, 33, said he turned down several offers from non-playoff-caliber NBA teams to fulfill "a dream come true." -- New York Post

Knicks sign free agent rookie and new author Ron Baker to partially guaranteed contract: It’s a groundbreaking week for Ron Baker, who becomes a professional basketball player and published author before Saturday. First, there was the contract with the Knicks that became official on Monday, a partially guaranteed deal that means he’ll have to prove himself worthy of a roster spot in training camp. -- New York Daily News

Amar’e Stoudemire signs with Israel’s Hapoel, deal doesn’t allow him to return to NBA to join playoff team : Amar'e Stoudemire reiterated on Monday that his NBA playing days are over and not even a chance to join a contending team next spring would change his mind. "All those teams had their chance to sign me," Stoudemire said. "I'm playing in Israel." -- New York Daily News

Amar’e Stoudemire signs with Hapoel Jerusalem: Amar’e Stoudemire is taking his talents to Israel. The six-time All-Star made it official Monday at a news conference at Madison Square Garden when he signed a two-year deal to be an active player for Hapoel Jerusalem. Stoudemire, who has been a partial owner of the Jerusalem team, will sell his shares to team president and majority owner Ori Allon. -- Newsday

Ron Baker signs with Knicks: Rookie free-agent guard Ron Baker has signed with the Knicks, the team announced Monday. Baker said while playing for the Knicks’ summer league team he had been invited to training camp. The former Wichita State guard inked a partially guaranteed deal. The Knicks have 14 players with fully guaranteed deals, and could have 20 players in camp. They would like to add a third point guard. -- Newsday