According to NBA insider Michael Scotto of HoopsHype, Donte DiVincenzo is anticipated to decline his 2023–24 player option with the Golden State Warriors and sign with another team this summer.
When DiVincenzo becomes unrestricted free agent, the Warriors will probably find it too pricey to re-sign him.
“Within Golden State and among rival NBA executives, there’s a belief Donte DiVincenzo will decline his $4.7 million player option and will likely be too expensive for the Warriors to re-sign once he hits unrestricted free agency,” Scotto wrote. “As noted by colleague Yossi Gozlan in his HoopsHype offseason preview for the Warriors, Golden State would be able to re-sign DiVincenzo for up to four years, $23.2 million if he declines his player option, which would give him only a $5.4 million starting salary.
“One NBA executive told HoopsHype he believes DiVincenzo is worth the non-taxpayer mid-level exception after the former Villanova guard averaged career-highs in three-point percentage (.397), assists (3.5), steals (1.3), and games played (72).”
In 72 games for the Warriors last year, the 26-year-old DiVincenzo averaged 9.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.5 assists. The NBA champion had field-goal percentages of 43.5%, 3-point percentages of 39.7%, and free-throw percentages of 81.7%.
In 2022–2023, DiVincenzo made 150 3-pointers for the Warriors. With the Milwaukee Bucks, Sacramento Kings, and Warriors, he has averaged 9.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 2.8 assists throughout the course of his career.
According to one NBA general manager, the Los Angeles Lakers might try to snag DiVincenzo from the Warriors. A general manager who appreciates DiVincenzo’s possible fit with the Lakers was interviewed by Sean Deveney of Heavy Sports.
“They could make a push for Donte DiVincenzo from the Warriors, depending on what they do with him,” the GM told Deveney. “He might command more than the tax MLE on the market, but he would be the right kind of guy, a shooter and ball-handler off the bench.”