The the Warriors and swingman Donte Divincenzo Agree on a free agent deal, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic, who reported (Via Twitter) that DiVincenzo will sign a two-year, $9.3 million contract with the team. Charania adds that it will include a player option in the second year.
Given the Warriors cap and the numbers Charania reported, it looks like the club will be using a portion of it Mid-level exemption for taxpayers to complete the signature.
DiVincenzo was a full-time player for the Bucks that won a championship in 2020/21, averaging 10.4 PPG, 5.8 RPG and 3.1 APG in .420/.379/.718 in 66 games (27.5 mpg) during that regular season. However, a Major injury to the ankle He kept him sidelined for most of the post-season and for much of the 21/22 campaign.
The 25-year-old looked nothing like his old self when he returned to the Milwaukee squad, and the team traded him for Sacramento on the February deadline. DiVincenzo played best with the Kings, averaging 10.3 PPG, 4.4 RPG and 3.6 APG with a 0.368 3PT% in 25 games (26.6 MPG).
Despite DiVincenzo’s solid performance, he did not receive a qualifying offer from the Kings, who shifted their focus to obtaining monk owner And the Kevin Huerter To strengthen the rotation of their wings. This decision made DiVincenzo an unrestricted free agent, which means the former Villanova star is free to sign with Golden State.
Adding DiVincenzo will help offset some of the rotation losses that Warriors incurred during free agency. Gary Payton IIAnd the Otto PorterAnd the Nemanja BielicaAnd the Juan Toscano Anderson They have all reached agreements with the new teams since Thursday evening.
Based on the terminology reported by Charania, Warriors don’t use the full amount of the mid-level exemption for DiVincenzo taxpayers, so they’ll still have a small portion of it available. They may use this remaining portion to sign the second round Ryan Rollins to a three-year contract instead of a maximum of two years that he can obtain using the minimum salary exception.