Dotson totaled 12 points (5-10 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 0-2 FT), three rebounds, and two assists in 29 minutes during Saturday's 112-104 loss to Brooklyn. Dotson played a team-high 29 minutes Saturday, dropping 12 points on 5-of-10 shooting. The Knicks went with the second unit down the stretch which allowed a number of the bench players to see some additional court time. Dotson has been scoring the ball well over the past two weeks but is still more of a deep league player.
Dotson finished with five points (2-11 FG, 0-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT), three rebounds and one steal across 20 minutes Thursday in the Knicks' 128-100 loss to the Celtics. Dotson became a popular waiver-wire pickup after scoring no fewer than 16 points in each of his previous four contests, but that production never seemed likely to last much longer after it came on the back of 62.5 percent shooting from the field and 65 percent shooting from three-point range. The other shoe finally dropped for Dotson on Thursday, but the second-year player can at least be expected to offer average-to-slightly-above-average efficiency moving forward. Over 20 outings this season, Dotson maintains a 45.6 percent mark from the field and 37.5 mark from distance, both of which look relatively sustainable.
Dotson produced 17 points (6-12 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine rebounds, one assist and one steal across 24 minutes in Monday's 110-107 loss to the Wizards. Dotson continues to score at a great clip off the bench since being removed from the rotation for four games. Besides his scoring, he showed Monday night that he can grab rebounds in limited action, which should only help his case to continue receiving minutes going forward.
Dotson registered 21 points (7-9 FG, 5-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, one assist and one steal across 33 minutes Saturday in the Knicks' 136-134 overtime win over the Bucks. After dropping out of the rotation for a four-game spell, Dotson has returned to the second unit with a vengeance, tallying no fewer than 16 points in any of the past three contests. Dotson's scoring has been propped up by an unsustainable 67.9 percent mark from the field and 71.4 percent mark from three-point range, so once those rates predictably regress, it wouldn't be surprising to see the swingman's playing time drop precipitously. That said, Dotson should at least have some leash for the time being with the team set to be without Trey Burke (knee) for at least Monday's game against the Wizards.
Dotson produced 16 points (6-11 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, three steals, and one block in 24 minutes during Wednesday's 117-91 loss to the 76ers. Dotson was one of few bright spots for the Knicks, scoring 16 points off the bench in the loss. After falling out of the rotation completely, Dotson has now produced back-to-back solid performances. Whether he stays in the rotation is anybody's guess, but given the current play of Kevin Knox, there is every chance he remains there, at least for the short term.
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