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Report: Donte DiVincenzo agrees to join Warriors on two year, $9.3 million contract

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SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 05: Donte DiVincenzo #0 of the Sacramento Kings dribbling the ball up court against the New Orleans Pelicans in the second half of an NBA basketball game at Golden 1 Center on April 05, 2022 in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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After losing two valuable defenders in free agency — Gary Payton II to the Trail Blazers and Otto Porter Jr. to the Raptors — the Warriors needed a hit in free agency.

They got one — a single up the middle, but still a hit — by agreeing to terms with Donte DiVincenzo. Shams Charania of The Athletic broke the news.

The Warriors are hoping they get the pesky, intense, plus defender of a few seasons back in Milwaukee, and not the one who played just 42 games for the Bucks and Kings last season and was slowed by surgery to repair a ligament in his ankle. He looked better later in the season in Sacramento, averaging 10.3 points a game and shooting 36.8% from 3.

DiVincenzo is no Payton on defense, this is not a signing that moves the needle, but he can score and provide quality minutes off the bench. The Warriors stars showed this June what they can do with just a little quality play from the supporting cast.