The Dubs reportedly signed DiVincenzo to a two-year, $9.3 million deal with a player option for the second year.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 1, 2022
That’s a significantly smaller financial commitment than the player DiVincenzo replaces, Gary Payton II – who received a three-year, $28 million contract in Portland-Trail-Blazer. Given that the Warriors are currently taxed a cash fee for every dollar in salary (yes, that’s the official number), the gap between the two companies’ finances is absolutely massive.
DiVincenzo, who is 6’4 and 25 years old, was the 17th overall pick of the 2018 draft for Milwaukee Bucks. He spent parts of four seasons at Milwaukee but was traded to him last year Sacramento Kingswhere the season ended.
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 while shooting 36.8% from three-point range .
He could never quite fit into the NBA, but he’s a quality player who can assert himself at every stage of the game. He’s got excellent athletics, so the Warriors are likely excited to see how he’ll fit into the offensive system as a cutter, pitcher, and transition strength. He also has a lot of defensive potential.
DiVincenzo is best known for his jumping skills after completing a 42-inch vertical in the pre-draft combo. It’s safe to say that he and Andrew Wiggins will be teaming up for some dunks at the Chase Center this season.
Welcome to Dub Nation, Donte!