Knicks' Dotson reportedly starting to draw trade interest

Sam Amico

A couple of teams have called the New York Knicks about the availability of shooting guard Damyean Dotson, according to a report from Marc Berman of the New York Post.

Dotson started nine games this season but hadn't seen action since Nov. 18 -- before scoring 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting vs. the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday.

Still, as Berman noted, he'll likely fall further down the pecking order rotation once veteran wing Courtney Lee returns from a neck injury.

Dotson's contract could also be one reason for the Knicks to consider moving him.

"Dotson’s contract for next season is non-guaranteed, meaning the Knicks have to make a decision on guaranteeing the pact this summer," Berman wrote. "That could complicate matters. Hence, they may have to think about a trade by February’s deadline — perhaps for a 2019 second-rounder — if they don’t intend to guarantee it for next season."

The 6-foot-7 Dotson was drafted by the Knicks in the second round (No. 44 overall) in 2014, when Phil Jackson was still making the basketball decisions.

Dotson is averaging 10.1 points and 4.1 rebounds in 15 games this season.

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