The New York Knicks selected Damyean Dotson in the second round of the 2017 NBA Draft. After finishing his rookie season with a string of strong performances, he closed out the 2018 Summer League on a similar note.
Dotson shot the lights out, crashed the boards, created for his teammates, and defended at a high level during the Knicks’ dominant win over the New Orleans Pelicans.
Dotson finished the clash with the Pelicans with 15 points, six rebounds, and five assists in 29 minutes of action. He shot 6-of-8 from the field and 3-of-4 from beyond the arc in what was easily his best performance in Las Vegas.
Dotson even produced a +/- of +15, which was the third-best mark of any player in the game—an even more impressive truth given the number of minutes he played.
Dotson was an elite spot up shooter in college, and has the raw potential to become the same in the NBA. The fact that he was creating for teammates is another promising sign, as well as a continuation of what was a strength at Houston.
If Dotson can continue to provide value as a 3-and-D wing who can set the table for his teammates, the Knicks could conceivably play him significant minutes in 2018-19.