Looks like Dot is steadily losing playing minutes. Didn’t log minutes in the Portland loss and has not entered in tonight’s Celtics game.
Fizdale’s doing all kinds of experimenting with lineups there. Makes no sense as Dot was playing well.
Saw an article about a week ago when a reporter asked Fizdale why he pulled Dot and others out of the starting lineup when they were statistically the best lineup that New York had this year, and his response was that it didn’t “feel right” and they were getting off to slow starts.
Starting to see why he had trouble staying employed in Memphis and why the players got upset at him there.
At least two teams have asked New York about the availability of the 24-year-old guard, according to a report from the New York Post, which cites unidentified league sources. Dotson’s contract for next season is non-guaranteed, which could impact the team’s decision to trade or hold onto him, the report says.
Dotson has tallied 10.1 points and 4.5 rebounds in 26.9 minutes per game this season. He has knocked down just 32.3 percent of his 3-point attempts.
But, Dotson — who was selected in the second round of the 2017 draft — may have fallen out of the Knicks rotation. He has not played in the team’s last four games.
Dot was back in the rotation tonight and put up 17 points for the Knicks while also posting the best +/- on the team. Come on, Coach Fiz, play the man.
Alot of young competition in that NY backcourt. He can play against bigger guys which helps.
OR… Don’t play the man and Rockets trade for him
Dotson scores 16 points tonight. Knicks get blown out by 26 points, but Dotson is +5 in his 24 minutes…
7 guards played tonight. Ron Baker and Mudiay should be overseas. It doesn’t make much sense.
They should start Frank K. alongside Hardaway for defense in a lineup with mostly offensive minded guys. Have Dotson help out at both wing spots. Trier has shown better creativity so give him some minutes at the 1.
Kills me that Fizdale was sitting him
Who is Fizdale and why does he have a job?
David Fizdale, head coach of the Knicks. He was the head coach with Memphis last year until he ran into issues with his players, including a huge problem with Marc Gasol. Ownership let him go and the Knicks hired him. He’s had issues with some of his Knicks players this year due to his switching the rotations for seemingly no reason.
So he got fired, immediately picked up, and now looks like an idiot again. Obviously he shouldn’t be employed.
Knicks are rebuilding. Their best player will not play this season. Not a Knicks fan whatsoever but how can it be said that Fitzsdale needs to go already. I’m just glad to see Dotson making good progress it seems and if not as a Knick someone else will give him an opportunity.
A few days old, but it will be interesting to see where Dot ends up. Can’t stress enough how much the Rockets would gain from having him. His Def is Ariza- like and he can shoot the three. Could be a better PJ Tucker IMO.
Pistons would be interesting. They’re starting Glenn Robinson III at SF, but he only gets about 15 minutes a game. Dot would be able to come in and claim that position and open up some space for Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond in the middle.
But, I agree. Not sure why the Rockets aren’t after him.
Looks like Dot’s been out due to an illness as he didn’t play last night, however, he did get an article written about his community service efforts:
Damyean recently joined Lance Thomas to host a holiday sneaker drive at Sneakersnstuff in NYC’s Meatpacking district. Fellow Knicks Noah Vonleh and training camp invite Jeff Coby came out to support the event, which benefited the New York City Department of Homeless Services. So, too, were sneaker connoisseurs Brendan Dunne and Matthew Welty, who co-host Sole Collector’s “Full Size Run” with Trinidad James.
# Knicks president Steve Mills is a big believer in Damyean Dotson
“But when he goes through the DNPs (a four-game last month), he still is focused on trying to keep himself in the right space mentally and the right place in terms of his timing,” Mills said to Begley. “And then when he gets a chance to play, he’s ready to produce, he’s ready to perform. So that says a ton about his resilience and the character he has.”