The Bucks are picking up the fourth-year option on Donte DiVincenzo‘s rookie scale contract, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). The move guarantees DiVincenzo’s $4.68MM salary for the 2021/22 season.
The 17th overall pick in the 2018 draft, DiVincenzo didn’t play much as a rookie, but took on a larger role in his second season in 2019/20, averaging 9.2 PPG, 4.8 RPG, and 2.3 APG on .455/.336/.733 shooting in 66 games (23.0 MPG).
DiVincenzo was rumored to be included in an offseason trade that would have brought Bogdan Bogdanovic to Milwaukee, but when that deal fell apart, the former Villanova standout ended up staying put. Now he’s slated to play a larger role for the Bucks in his third year as a pro, as Charania notes.
With his fourth-year option exercised, DiVincenzo is now eligible to sign a rookie scale extension in 2021 or to reach restricted free agency in 2022.
The Celtics, Warriors, Clippers, Timberwolves, Thunder, Sixers, Blazers, and Wizards are among the teams with 2021/22 option decisions still to make before next Tuesday’s deadline, as our tracker shows.