Donte DiVincenzo To Decline Option, Become Free Agent

Warriors guard Donte DiVincenzo will decline his $4,725,000 option in order to become an unrestricted free agent, Kendra Andrews of ESPN tweets.

It was almost a foregone conclusion that DiVincenzo would not pick up his option. He figures to have plenty of suitors in free agency after a solid season with Golden State.

DiVincenzo appeared in a career-high 72 games, including 36 starts, with the Warriors. He averaged 9.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.3 steals in 26.3 minutes per game. The 6’4” guard, who made a career-best 39.7% of his 3-point attempts, also appeared in 13 playoff games this spring.

The Timberwolves, Rockets, Knicks and Lakers are reportedly among the teams who might pursue DiVincenzo, who could command the full $12.4MM non-taxpayer mid-level exception.

That would easily top what the Warriors can offer — a four-year, $23.2MM deal — due to cap restrictions. They only held Non-Bird rights, preventing them from offering a higher starting salary than $5.4MM, ESPN’s Bobby Marks tweets.

DiVincenzo signed a two-year, $9.225MM contract with the Warriors last offseason, which included the player option. He spent three-and-a-half seasons in Milwaukee and also had a 25-game stint with Sacramento during his walk year.

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