NBA Rumor: Damyean Dotson Free Agency

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed guard Damyean (DAME-ee-an) Dotson to a multi-year contract, Cavaliers General Manager Koby Altman announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts. Dotson (6-5, 205) appeared in 48 games for the New York Knicks last season, averaging 6.7 points and 1.9 rebounds in 17.4 minutes. He also shot .362 from three-point range and reached double figure scoring on 13 occasions, including a season-high 21 points (7-10 FG, 4-7 3FG) against Toronto on January 24th. In his first three NBA seasons, all with the Knicks, Dotson appeared in 165 games (42 starts) with career averages of 7.8 points and 2.6 rebounds in 20.1 minutes.

According to NBA sources, 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. “He’s got a great work ethic, leadership qualities and toughness,’’ former Knicks coach David Fizdale told The Post this week. “He’s extremely coachable and dedicated teammate. Totally committed to the culture with a consistently good attitude regardless of his minutes.’’

The Knicks are expected to exercise his team option in mid-July. After the season, Dotson decided to make sure his shoulder was OK and scheduled an MRI. He was stunned. “I was like, ‘Oh man, torn labrum, who would’ve known?,”’ said Dotson, who is promoting a new line of hoodies called “Wholeteamdot”. “I played so well, I didn’t think anything was wrong with it. I’m glad I caught it in time and didn’t keep playing with it over the summer. I caught it at the right time.’’
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January 26, 2021 | 8:02 pm EST Update