Donte DiVincenzo, a free agency guard, has agreed to a two-year, $9.3 million contract with the Warriors, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported Friday, citing sources.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 1, 2022
According to Charania, the second year of the agreement is a player option.
When the Kings failed to give him a qualifying offer on Wednesday, DiVincenzo became an unrestricted free agency.
According to ESPN’s Bobby Marks, the Warriors are utilising a portion of their $6.5 million Taxpayer Mid-level Exception to sign DiVincenzo.
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— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) July 1, 2022
After apparently losing Gary Payton II and Otto Porter Jr. in free agency, the Warriors addressed the vacancy by signing DiVincenzo. And they were able to sign him for less than the Portland Trail Blazers are projected to pay GP2.
Last season, DiVincenzo averaged 9.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 2.8 assists in 20.1 minutes per game between the Kings and the Milwaukee Bucks. After being traded to Sacramento in the middle of the season, he averaged 10.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 3.8 assists in 26.6 minutes across 25 games.
DiVincenzo has a career 34.7 3-point percentage, but he shot 36.8 percent with the Kings.
DiVincenzo, the Bucks’ No. 17 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, adds championship experience to the Warriors, having helped Milwaukee win the 2021 title. When Steph Curry is on the bench, DiVincenzo will likely head the second unit as Golden State attempts to repeat as champions.