Damyean Dotson is becoming a guard backup shot Knicks


Slowly but surely, Damyean Dotson has emerged to paste the backup guard from Wayne Ellington and Allonzo Trier.

It was not long ago that Dotson was a complete preliminary result in a crowded field after returning from season shoulder surgery to repair torn litter and leave the foreground missing.

Dotson, the second round of Phil Jackson started in 2017, the regular season from the rotation. He played three minutes in the first four games – in three of them he did not play at all – after being a front shooting guard to close last season.

But in recent games, Dotson is emerging with his duty, speed, protection and ability to influence the game. In Monday's 123-105 win the Cavaliers, Dotson went into great force on 11 season points, making 5 of 10 scots in 18 minutes. Dotson also had one of his dance plays, and he was getting a loose ball to be a turnover and driving to the basket for a score.

“I had no training camp, I had no pre-games, Dotson said to An Post. “If you're a coach, you were suspicious of throwing out there because you don't know if I'm ready or not. I had to go through some practice, short spurts in games to get my rhythm back. I am not yet 100 (percent), but I work and want to go there. ”

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Dotson DamyeanAnthony J. Causi

A former Houston school football player, Dotson said that he is still getting his wind. It is considered the fastest sprinter on the team, just hitting Dennis Smith Jr in a practicing race.

“It was all part of the plan, '' 'said Dotson, that he couldn't shoot most of the summer. “I don't think I'm a normal person. I am still getting back rhythm I do not play as long as I want not to go tired. ”

C Mitchell Robinson was playing with his sprained ankle Monday, recording 16 minutes, seven points, four blocks and five months. Robinson encouraged him again against Saturday. “I know, he will do what he does,” said coach David Fizdale. “It's to fly around.” “Fizdale admitted to the 3-point Charlotte dagger at DeVonte's Graham's Saturday, Robinson was to be at the 3-point line. … Cavs Kevin Love (back) and Larry Nance (thumb) lost the game.

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