Bulls add Kansas guard Devon Dotson on 2-way contract

Dotson "fell through the cracks" in going undrafted, Arturas Karnisovas says.
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(670 The Score) The Bulls have added undrafted Kansas guard Devon Dotson on a two-way contract, executive vice president of basketball operations Arturas Karnisovas confirmed on the Mully & Haugh Show on Thursday morning.

“The guy that fell through the cracks in the draft” is how Karnisovas characterized the Bulls’ addition of Dotson, who averaged 18.1 points and 4.0 assists in 30 games last season. He shot 46.8% from the field and 30.2% on 3-pointers. In a change, two-way players can be active for up to 50 games for their NBA parent club this season. They had been limited to 45 days with the parent team in years past.

Dotson will compete in a backcourt mix that’s headlined by Zach LaVine and Coby White and then has some uncertainty after the Bulls declined to extend qualifying offers to Kris Dunn and Shaq Harrison. That leaves Tomas Satoransky and Ryan Arcidiacono as the others competing for minutes at guard.

The move came after the Bulls addressed other positions with their first two picks, taking Florida State forward Patrick Williams at No. 4 overall and Montenegrin center Marko Simonovic at No. 44 overall in the second round. Simonovic is playing in Serbia and will stay there for at least a year, Karnisovas said.

The Bulls still have one two-way slot open, as guard Adam Mokoka is a free agent. He filled a two-way spot last season and could return in that spot.