NBA news: Donte DiVincenzo was one of the hottest commodities in NBA free agency this summer. Ultimately, the former Milwaukee Bucks fan favorite ended up with the New York Knicks on a four-year deal worth $50 million. It was a high price to pay for the Knicks, but it now sounds like they’re going to get every penny’s worth of their substantial investment.
NBA News: Josh Hart Adamant Knicks Fans Will Love Donte DiVincenzo
Knicks stud Josh Hart has no doubt that DiVincenzo will fit in well with his new team. Hart recently talked up the value of his former Villanova teammate and how Hart expects him to play a key role for New York this coming season:
“They’re gonna love him,” Hart said after a recent Team USA practice session. “He’s a New York-style player, that blue-collar, hard-working — that’s what he does. (He can) defend multiple positions, be gritty, help us win games. So New York is gonna love him. He’s definitely a guy that we needed and we wanted and I think we got.”
“New York is gonna love him. He’s definitely a guy that we needed and we wanted and I think we got.”
Josh Hart says that Donte DiVincenzo is a “New York-style” player: pic.twitter.com/bSmYzxseIM
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Donte DiVincenzo is expected to be the Knicks’ primary backup for starting shooting guard Quentin Grimes. Coach Tom Thibodeau has a lot of trust in the incoming third-year guard, but at the same time, DiVincenzo could also emerge as a real threat to the starting SG role. Don’t be surprised if Donte gets a spot start here and there.
NBA News: Donte DiVincenzo Linked to Bucks This Summer Before Signing With Knicks
DiVincenzo entered NBA free agency this summer after his deal with the Golden State Warriors came to an end. He was a sought-after target in the market, and one of the teams that were linked to a potential swoop on the 26-year-old happened to be one of his former teams, the Milwaukee Bucks.
It doesn’t seem like Milwaukee submitted a formal offer to DiVincenzo, who with the benefit of hindsight, appears to be out of the Bucks’ reach in terms of the salary he demanded. Nevertheless, I’m pretty sure Milwaukee fans would have welcomed Donte back with open arms.
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