Cavaliers agree to two-year contract with Dotson

Knicks shooting guard Damyean Dotson looks to pass during a game against the Pistons.

Free agent shooting guard Damyean Dotson has agreed to a contract with the Cavaliers, agent Chris Gaston told ESPN.

The deal is reportedly for two years and $4 million.

Dotson, 26, is 6-foot-5 and appeared in 48 games with the Knicks last season, averaging 6.7 points on 41 percent shooting. Originally a second-round pick (No. 44 overall) out of Houston in 2017, Dotson has spent his entire three-year career with the Knicks.

His main claim to fame is being one of less than a dozen players to have appeared in an NBA and G-League game on the same day. That happened in November 2017. He scored a career-high 30 points and grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds against the Miami Heat in April 2018.

“Daymean is a true professional on and off the court,” Aaron Miller, who organizes games in Houston for NBA players, recently told “It has been an honor to work with him and play a role in his player development process.”

Dotson is a strong complementary player and can keep defenses honest with his still developing range. He also has been determined at the defensive end.

After a quiet start to free agency, Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman has now orchestrated a trade for veteran Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee and signed Dotson.

The Cavs are also bringing three rookies to training camp, including lottery pick Isaac Okoro, a small forward from Auburn. Undrafted Penn State guard Lamar Stevens was also signed to a two-way contract, and former Michigan shooting guard Charles Matthews reportedly received an Exhibit 10 camp deal.

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