Damyean Dotson is coming back to New York.
The Knicks signed their former shooting guard to a 10-day contract on a hardship exemption, The Athletic reported Monday.
Dotson will join the roster at a time when the Knicks have six players in COVID-19 protocols and also were without Derrick Rose (ankle) for Saturday’s loss to the Celtics.
A 2017 second-round draft pick of the Knicks, Dotson had been playing with the Spurs’ G-League team this season, averaging 12.9 points (on 35.8 percent shooting from deep), 5.7 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game.
Dotson could provide scoring off the bench for the Knicks, who received just three points from their bench (Mitchell Robinson, Taj Gibson and Wayne Selden) on Saturday.
The 27-year-old has not played for Tom Thibodeau, and while GM Scott Perry did not draft Dotson, he saw plenty of him during his tenure. From 2017-2020, Dotson averaged 7.8 points on 36.1 percent shooting beyond the arc in 20.1 minutes per game. During the 2018-19 season, Dotson started 40 of 73 games.