Knicks shooting guard Damyean Dotson underwent surgery today on his right shoulder to repair a torn labrum, sources tell Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). According to Charania, Dotson is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.
As Ian Begley of SNY.tv reports (via Twitter), there was an expectation before Dotson underwent today’s procedure that the shoulder issue would sideline him for about two months. Begley is unsure whether that timetable has changed post-surgery, but either way, the injury shouldn’t keep him out of action for any of the 2019/20 season.
Dotson, a second-round pick in the 2017 draft, enjoyed a modest breakout season for the Knicks in 2018/19, averaging 10.7 PPG and 3.6 RPG with a .415/.368/.745 shooting line in 73 games (27.5 MPG).
Dotson’s 2019/20 salary is non-guaranteed, so it’s possible he’ll be a roster casualty if the Knicks need every last dollar of cap room this summer. However, the club should be able to work around his $1,618,520 cap charge and keep him in the mix.