Donte DiVincenzo, a guard with the Golden State Warriors, will enter free agency this summer with the chance to sign a larger contract because it is anticipated that he won’t exercise his $4.7M player option. According to a recent report by Michael Scotto of HoopsHype, DiVincenzo is anticipated to cost the Warriors too much money to keep him, which means the adaptable guard will probably play elsewhere next season.
Last season, DiVincenzo played in 72 games for the Warriors, averaging 9.4 PPG, 4.5 APG, and 3.5 APG on 39.7% of his three-point attempts. DiVincenzo was an important part of Golden State’s bench and made 36 starts. Although DiVincenzo’s output decreased during the playoffs, he gave the Warriors a strong effort against the Los Angeles Lakers in their elimination game, keeping that one competitive while others struggled.
While filling the DiVincenzo role (assuming he walks) is not their top priority this summer, the Warriors have a lot of problems to resolve. These questions will need to be resolved either within or elsewhere. Moses Moody, who became one of Steve Kerr’s go-to rotation players in the playoffs, may be in line for a larger role if DiVincenzo departs.
Although it’s unclear exactly what kind of deal DiVincenzo is considering this summer, this recent report suggests that it might be too expensive for Golden State.