The New York Knicks have committed to a long-term vision that’s centered around playing a more modern style. That includes improving its proficiency from beyond the arc and becoming more versatile on the defensive end of the floor.
Though inefficient as the game went on, second-year swingman Damyean Dotson flashed the potential to be perfect for that very role.
Dotson finished the win over Atlanta with 13 points, eight rebounds, four assists, and a block in 28 minutes of action. It was a solid display of what makes him so intriguing, as his rebounding and passing ability were significant assets during his collegiate career.
If Dotson can continue to be of aid on the boards, he could make the game easier for Kristaps Porzingis—and his passing would certainly help in a similar manner.
Dotson shot just 4-of-12 from the field, but he buried three triples and showcased a diverse arsenal of moves. He utilized his handle to get to the basket, worked without the ball to get open, and proved willing to take on the challenge of creating in isolation.
Dotson is pegged as a 3-and-D wing with solid complementary skills, but he looked the part of a player who could develop into something more.