The ‘Nova Knicks gained another member as the Knicks agreed to terms with former Warriors combo guard Donte DiVincenzo.
Former Golden State Warrior Donte DiVincenzo has signed a contract with the New York Knicks, per Adrian Wojnarowski. The deal is for four years and is reportedly worth up to $50 million.
DiVincenzo, 26, had been linked to the Knicks for the past several weeks, with ties to both Jalen Brunson and Josh Hart and their Villanova University days, and as New York sought out more shooting for their bench unit ahead of this season. DiVincenzo averaged 9.4 points per game along with 4.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 72 games played with the Warriors last season. Although he only averaged 26.3 minutes per game, he still shot 39.7% from three-point range on 5.3 attempts per game from long range.
DiVincenzo declined his $4.73 million player option with Golden State on Jun. 9, becoming an unrestricted free agent. Upon free agency opening up this evening, DiVincenzo signed with the Knicks and joined yet another second unit with playoff aspirations.
In his career, DiVincenzo has averaged 9.1 points per game on 42% shooting, as well as 4.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. He has been in the league since the 2018-19 season, getting drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks 17th overall and being a part of their championship team in the 2020-21 season. He brings with him veteran experience as well as experience winning both an NBA and NCAA championship but does bring into question how he will receive minutes in what feels like a very clogged bench room for the Knicks at the moment. Assuming New York parts ways with Derrick Rose, who declined his $15.6 million player option, and Evan Fournier, who is allegedly seeking a trade from the team, there are some minutes opened up for the guard.
It remains to be seen whether between this move and today’s earlier trade of Obi Toppin the Knicks are now done with free agency or have more splashes to make.
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