Somehow, amidst the incessant rumors surrounding Carmelo Anthony, veteran point guard acquisitions and whatnot, the Knicks’ front office made a pretty savvy move. Second-round pick Damyean Dotson has signed a three-year deal, according to Ian Begley.
Damyean Dotson's deal with the Knicks is a 3-year contract, per league sources. Two years of the deal are fully guaranteed, sources say.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) July 23, 2017
Dotson, the 23-year-old swingman, was by far the Knicks’ best player during the Orlando Summer League, scoring 12.8 points per game on an efficient 48.0% shooting to go along with 5.0 rebounds and 2.6 assists. He was a true sniper from beyond the arc, also shooting 48.0% on an average of 5.0 three-pointers per game.
Dotson saved his best for last, dropping 20 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists on the Miami Heat in their Orlando finale.
That partially-guaranteed third year is a real coup for the front office, who have traditionally screwed up royally when signing second-round and undrafted rookies. (Case in point: signing Ron Baker to a one-year deal, which forced them into a serious bind when he played well enough in 2016-17 to be a part of their future plans moving forward.)
Welcome to the (non-Summer) Knicks, Damyean! If you want to keep on shooting near 50% from three, I certainly wouldn’t mind.