I dont think we need players like Baker.
I agree that Deke cant be a determing center of the Knicks but the 32 years old Vin is the same I think. He cant give electricity and enough dynamism to the team.
I think if we are thinkin to change at center post we should choose players are athletic, dynamic and powerful and the most important: they have to be young. Players like Amare, Rasheed, Martin, Maggette or Swift.
Everybody knows that Stoudemire and Kenyon are untouchable and maybe Corey too but I think the best choice would be Stromile.
Just look this compare:
Baker played 37 games in this season 33 as a starter. Averaging 11.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 0.6 blks in 27 minutes per game.
Swift played 54 games (6 as a starter) averaging 9.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.65 blocks! in 19 minutes per game.
Baker is 6-11 with his 250 lbs while Swift is 6-9 with 230 lbs.
So enough of this statistic **** I think everybody can judge this situation.
I think we dont need Baker, rather just wait and this team will jell until the playoffs.