The Dubs are said to have signed DiVincenzo for two years worth $9.3 million, with a player option for a second year.
– Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 1, 2022
It is a significantly smaller financial commitment than the player DiVincenzo replaced, Gary Payton II – who received three-year contract, worth $28 million are from Portland Trail Blazers. Given that the Warriors are currently taxed a large amount of cash for every dollar of paychecks (yes, that’s the official amount), the financial difference between the two deals is absolutely massive.
DiVincenzo, who is 6’4 and 25 years old, was the 17th overall pick in the 2018 draft by Milwaukee Bucks. He spent four seasons with Milwaukee, but was transferred last year Sacramento Kingswhere he ended the season.
He played some of his best basketball games with the Kings, where he averaged 10.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.5 steals per game, in when shooting 36.8% from the three-point range.
He’s never quite put it together in the NBA, but he’s a class player who can hold his ground in every phase of the game. He has outstanding fitness, so the Warriors are likely to be questioned about how he would fit into the attack system as a slicer, shooter, and forward force. He also has a lot of defensive potential.
DiVincenzo is best known for his jumping ability, after he hit a record 42 inches vertically in the pre-draft combo. It’s safe to say that he and Andrew Wiggins will be pairing up for some of the Chase Center hounds this season.
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