Warriors sign Donte DiVincenzo to 2-year deal

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Donte DiVincenzo brings the ball up court during the first half against the Los Angeles Clippers on April 09, 2022.

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Early Golden State Warriors free agency news centered on their attempts at retaining players from last season’s roster – but that changed on Friday afternoon, when the Dubs front office made their first significant off-season move by signing guard Donte DiVincenzo to a two-year deal .

The signing, first reported by The Athletic’s Shams Charania, is worth $9.3 million with a player option in the second year.

DiVincenzo provides depth to a Warriors backcourt that took a hit after guard Gary Payton II opted to sign with the Portland Trail Blazers. DiVincenzo became a free agent after the Sacramento Kings declined to give him an offer earlier in the week. The former NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player spent the first three years of his career with the Milwaukee Bucks. He started 66 games for the Bucks during the 2020-21 season, but missed the majority of their playoff run to the championship due to an injury. He was sent to Sacramento in a four-team trade in February 2022.

DiVincenzo averaged 9 points per game in the 2021-22 season, on par with his career average. However, the guard competed in only 42 games, as injuries once again held him back. Although he has missed significant time due to injury throughout his first four years of play in the NBA, DiVincenzo still offers the potential for solid perimeter shooting and defense, attributes that the Warriors will need in the absence of Otto Porter Jr. and Payton.

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