Dotson will shift back to a bench role for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies, Al Iannazone of Newsday Sports reports.
Dotson drew the start at shooting guard the last two games with Tim Hardaway (leg) out, but was fairly ineffective and averaged just 5.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.0 steal across 25.5 minutes during that stretch. For that reason, Dotson will be sent back to a reserve role and should see a decline in his overall minutes and production. Lance Thomas will move into the starting lineup in Dotson's place.
Dotson delivered nine points (3-8 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds, two steals, one assist, and one block in 29 minutes during Monday's 115-97 loss to the Pacers.
Dotson finished with career highs in rebounding, steals, blocks, and minutes while making his second straight start in place of an injured Tim Hardaway (leg). It's unclear how long it will be before Hardaway returns, but Dotson figures to be among the wings who can be expected to see increased time until that happens.
Dotson will enter the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Magic, Al Iannazzone of Newsday Sports reports.
Tim Hardaway was a late scratch with a left leg injury, so Dotson will get the call to move into the starting lineup. The rookie second-round pick has played well when given minutes, so this could be a big opportunity for him and he may be worth a punt-play look for Sunday's DFS slate. Dotson will likely split the extra playing time with the likes of Doug McDermott and Lance Thomas.
Dotson has appeared in 12 NBA games this season, averaging 6.8 minutes and posting 2.3 points and 1.2 rebounds. He's seen extended run in three G-League appearances, however, posting 16.7 points and 8.0 rebounds across 37.3 minutes per contest.
Dotson and veteran center Joakim Noah will both suit up for Westchester for the G League affiliate's day game against the Maine Red Claws before both are recalled later in the day in advance of the Knicks' 7:30 p.m. tipoff with the Heat. Noah has been largely excluded from head coach Jeff Hornacek's rotation since being reinstated from suspension in mid-November, but Dotson will have a better chance at picking up some run on the wing against Miami.
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