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Bulls signing Kansas guard Devon Dotson to two-way deal

/ by Rob Schaefer
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The Bulls are signing Kansas point guard Devon Dotson as an undrafted free agent, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported after Wednesday night's NBA Draft.

On the Mully & Haugh Show on 670 The Score Thursday morning, Artūras Karnišovas confirmed the signing of Dotson to a two-way contract. The NBA active list limit on two-way players is expanding from 45 days to 50 games this season, giving such deals considerably more value to teams.

The Bulls have also extended a qualifying offer to 2019-20 two-way player Adam Mokoka, per Keith Smith -- if Mokoka returns, that would fill both two-way roster spots.

Dotson, a Chicago native, averaged 18.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, four assists and 2.1 steals as a sophomore at Kansas, earning consensus All-American honors in the process. His speed, fearless nature on drives and touch around the basket contribute to a nice scoring package, and he's a disruptive defender for his size, standing 6-foot-2 with a wingspan reported in the 6-3 range.

His outside shot is somewhat a question mark, having connected on just 30.9 percent of his 3-point looks in 2019-20 (4.1 attempts per game) after shooting 36.3 percent from deep (2.5 attempts) the year prior. But he also shot 54.1 percent inside the arc, and 64.8 percent at the rim, last season -- a winning player with spark plug potential that should chip in minutes with Kris Dunn and Shaq Harrison both appearing unlikely to return.

 

The Bulls used their two draft selections on Florida State forward Patrick Williams (No. 4) and Montenegrin big man Marko Simonović (No. 44) -- the latter of whom Karnišovas said he plans to stash for at least one season -- but the new front office has telegraphed an intention to address the point guard position this offseason.

Dotson, who was widely projected to go somewhere in the second round by draft night, represents a flier in that department.

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