3:50pm: Matt Velazquez of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel confirms (via Twitter) that the Bucks are exercising Wilson’s fourth-year option in addition to DiVincenzo’s third-year option. Wilson’s 2020/21 option is worth $4,548,280.
2:45pm: The Bucks are picking up their third-year option on Donte DiVincenzo‘s rookie contract, league sources tell Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). DiVincenzo is already on a guaranteed contract this season, but this move will lock in his $3,044,160 cap charge for the 2020/21 league year.
DiVincenzo, who won a pair of NCAA championships during his time at Villanova, was the 17th overall pick in the 2018 draft, but was limited to 27 games during his rookie season due to foot problems. The 22-year-old averaged just 4.9 PPG and 2.4 RPG on .403/.265/.750 shooting in 15.2 minutes per contest.
Despite a disappointing first year, the Bucks still believe in DiVincenzo, whose modest rookie contract would become a bargain if he develops into a reliable rotation player. Milwaukee’s next decision on the shooting guard will be due on October 31, 2020, when the team has to exercise or decline his $4,675,830 option for 2021/22.
As our tracker of rookie scale option decisions for 2020/21 shows, the Bucks also have a decision to make this year on D.J. Wilson‘s fourth-year option. That one’s a safe bet to be picked up too, so the team will likely announce both moves at the same time.