The New York Knicks will work out 2017 NBA Draft prospect Damyean Dotson on Tuesday, June 6. Dotson would be a steal of a selection in the second round.
After years of disregarding the event in its entirety, the New York Knicks are wholeheartedly embracing the value of the 2017 NBA Draft. Phil Jackson is scouting some of the top prospects in the country, including Malik Monk and Dennis Smith Jr.
Although the scouting of the top prospects in the 2017 NBA Draft is an essential activity, the second round should not be overlooked.
In addition to having the No. 8 overall draft pick, the Knicks are in possession of the No. 44 and No. 58 selections. Although second-round draft picks are generally overlooked, they’ve produced tremendous value in recent years.
According to Michael A. Scotto of Basketball Insiders, the Knicks are exploring the possibility of Damyean Dotson being the next draft steal.
For perspective, All-Star and All-NBA players Goran Dragic, Marc Gasol, Paul Millsap, and Isaiah Thomas have all been selected at No. 44 overall or later since 2006.
Dotson has been featured in multiple mock drafts on Daily Knicks. We’ve slotted him as the ideal selection at No. 58 overall on more than one occasion, and he’s even creeped into the discussion at No. 44 overall.
While Dotson may not be a household name, he’s a prospect whom the Knicks should give serious consideration to drafting in the second round.