Donte DiVincenzo declines Warriors player option, Enters free agency

Donte DiVincenzo, a guard with the Warriors, will not exercise his $4.725M option to become an unrestricted free agency, according to Kendra Andrews of ESPN.

The fact that DiVincenzo would decline his option was all but certain. After a strong season with Golden State, he should have no trouble finding a new team in the free-agent market.

With the Warriors, DiVincenzo played in a career-high 72 games, making 36 starts. In 26.3 minutes per game, he averaged 9.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.3 steals. Additionally, he converted 39.7% of his three-point shots, a career high. This spring, the 6-foot-4 guard participated in 13 postseason games.

The Lakers, Rockets, Knicks, and Timberwolves are a few of the teams that might be interested. The full $12.4M non-taxpayer mid-level exception would be available to DiVincenzo.

Due to cap limitations, that would easily surpass the four-year, $23.2M deal the Warriors can present. According to Bobby Marks of ESPN, they could only give a starting salary of $5.4M because they only had non-Bird rights.

In the offseason of 2016, DiVincenzo agreed to a two-year, $9.225 million deal with the Warriors, which also contained a player option. He played for three and a half seasons and spent 25 games with Sacramento in his walk year.






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