1. Donte DiVincenzo
DiVincenzo played a key role off the bench for the Warriors last season before getting a four-year $50 million contract from the Knicks in free agency. He outplayed what the Dubs could offer, but could this become a repeat of the Gary Payton II saga?
Payton II played a key role in Golden State’s 2022 championship before hitting the open market. He got a three-year deal from the Blazers that was more than the Warriors wanted to spend, but they traded for him just before the 2023 deadline. The Dubs certainly miss DiVincenzo and could make a similar move.
The 6’4 guard’s minutes and production are down in the Big Apple. He went to the Knicks to team with Jalen Brunson and Josh Hart, his college teammates, but does DiVincenzo want more run and to return to the Bay Area? Who knows, but his happiness in New York is something to monitor as the Feb. 8 trade deadline approaches.
The Golden State Warriors need to make a move. Will they go big by trading Chris Paul or Klay Thompson? Is it a smaller move like acquiring a backup center or reserve wing? There will be plenty of rumors, so please stay tuned for all the latest.