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Damyean Dotson is a 6’6″ diamond in the rough that the New York Knicks drafted in 2017 out of the University of Houston. Dotson averaged 17.4 PPG on 47% shooting from the field. This man was the total package in college as he defended, was a lights out shooter, and came for your head at the rim. Surprisingly, Dotson slipped all the way to the 44th pick in the draft and luckily fell into the laps of the New York Knicks.
Dot’s game has translated to the League very well using his smooth stroke, and hard-nosed mentality to buy him nearly 25 minutes per game this season. Big things are in store for this kid and he has all the potential to put the League on notice. The next evolution to his game is to mimic scoring guards like Josh Richardson, Buddy Hield, and Jimmy Butler by developing a consistent jump-shot off 1 or 2 dribbles. Once Dot learns how to efficiently study his opponents’ defensive tendencies in the film room, beat them mentally before the game ever starts, and find his true identity as a player he will be in the All-Star conversation year-in and year-out.
Love For The City
Damyean Dotson not only wants to win, but he wants to win in New York City and he constantly pushes the envelope in establishing a culture within the team. Adding players like DSJ, and DeAndre Jordan will only help establish a #WHOLETEAM mentality in the Knicks locker-room. Dotson is an era-less player, as his game would have succeeded in any time period of the NBA so, if you did not know who Damyean Dotson was before… now you do and you better get used to hearing the name, because this kid can ball!