Without top pick Frank Ntilikina, the Knicks lost their second straight Summer League game Sunday, this time getting pummeled by the Pistons, 103-87.
Ntilikina likely won’t play Monday, either, because of the knee bruise he suffered in his final game overseas on June 23.
With his shooting regiment ramped up a little Sunday, the Knicks are hoping the Frenchman will get his first taste of NBA action Thursday.
They certainly look like they need him.
Chasson Randle, who is a candidate to make the team, struggled again at point guard, missing 12 of his 17 field goal attempts while committing three turnovers — leaving him with 10 in two games.
A bright spot for the Knicks has been second-round pick Dotson, who has looked physically strong while flashing an aptitude for long-distance shooting.
On Sunday, the 23-year-old wing nailed three of his six attempts from beyond the arc.
“I want to say the last two seasons in my college I’ve been working on NBA 3s because in our practice gym we have an NBA line, so I’ve just been shooting from there,” said Dotson, who went to the University of Houston and has trained against James Harden.
On the flip side, the other second-round pick — Ognjen Jaramaz — looked overwhelmed in the first game and logged only three minutes in the second. He hasn’t made a shot in seven attempts.
With Jaramaz, the Knicks can stash him overseas since the 21-year-old guard under contract with a pro team in Serbia.