RUMOR: Warriors, Bucks, Jazz expected to show interest in Knicks’ Damyean Dotson
Though the 2019-20 season is currently suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, several teams around the NBA landscape are said to have interest in New York Knicks shooting guard Damyean Dotson, including the Warriors, Bucks and Jazz.
Dotson is in an uncertain position with the Knicks, who have brought in two separate administrations since drafting the 25-year-old with the 44th overall pick in 2017. Former Knicks president Phil Jackson was the man who selected Dotson. However, Jackson was fired just days later.
Last season, Dotson played quite a bit, finishing with averages of 10.7 points and 3.6 rebounds. In this campaign, however, his role with the team seems to be diminishing, which has resulted in a dip in production. In fact, as Marc Berman of The New York Post writes in his recent article, the Houston native did not play in eight of New York’s last nine games, including the double-overtime potential season finale against Atlanta on March 11.
“That seemed the writing on the wall,’’ one NBA scout said of the demotion, via The New York Post. “You’d think they’d be still trying to develop him.’’
According to Berman’s report, the Jazz, Bucks and Warriors have interest in Dotson:
Three prominent organizations — the Jazz, Bucks and Warriors — are expected to show some interest in Dotson, who made $1.6 million this season as a “3-and-D’’ prototype.
Dotson, who’s currently staying put in Houston amid the NBA’s coronavirus suspension, has made 48 appearances off the bench with the Knicks this season, racking up averages of 6.7 points on 41.4 percent shooting from the field (36.2 percent from beyond the arc), 1.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 17.4 minutes. Notably, he averaged 27.5 minutes last season.