Golden State Warriors move quickly to replace Gary Payton II, sign Donte DiVincenzo to 2-year deal

Early Golden State Warriors free agency news centered on their attempts

at retaining players from last season's roster but that changed on Friday afternoon

The signing, first reported by The Athletic’s Shams Charania

is worth $9.3 million with a player option in the second year.

DiVincenzo provides depth to a Warriors backcourt that took

a hit after guard Gary Payton II opted to sign with the Portland Trail Blazers.

The former NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player spent

the first three years of his career with the Milwaukee Bucks. 

He was sent to Sacramento in a four-team trade in February 2022.

DiVincenzo averaged 9 points per game in the 2021-22 season

on par with his career average. 

Although he has missed significant time due to injury 

throughout his first four years of play in the NBA

DiVincenzo still offers the potential for solid perimeter shooting and defense

attributes that the Warriors will need in the absence of Otto Porter Jr. and Payton.