The goal of the Knicks is to improve on last season. To accomplish that, the signing of Donte DiVincenzo, while not a blockbuster move, promises to elevate the Knicks’ three-point shooting and spacing. This should improve their defense and overall playmaking skills.
DiVincenzo, on a four-year, $47 million deal, comes off a solid campaign with the Golden State Warriors, averaging 9.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and .435 field goal percentage. His .397 hit rate from center adds potency to the Knicks’ offense.
Additionally, DiVincenzo’s defense, with a career-high 109.7 average defensive rating and strong performance with the Milwaukee Bucks, is something the Knicks hope to capitalize on. At 26, his existing chemistry with other Villanova products like Josh Hart and Jalen Brunson adds further value.