Donte DiVincenzo would be solid Cavs signing that’d impact winning

Donte DiVincenzo, Golden State Warriors. (Photo by Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)
Donte DiVincenzo, Golden State Warriors. (Photo by Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports) /
2 of 3
Cleveland Cavaliers
Donte DiVincenzo, Golden State Warriors. (Photo by Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports) /

DiVincenzo can provide shooting, but he can help in other areas, too

In this now-past season, DiVincenzo averaged 9.4 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 26.3 minutes per contest with the Golden State Warriors in 72 appearances, of which included 36 starts. He shot a career-best from three-point range at 39.7 percent, on what was a career-high 5.3 attempts per outing.

DiVincenzo has been somewhat streaky as a deep shooter in his career in the NBA, in fairness. His deep shooting clip was 33.9 percent last season combined with the Milwaukee Bucks and then Sacramento Kings, and his three-point hit rate was 33.6 percent in 2019-20 with Milwaukee.

In the 2020-21 campaign, he hit 37.9 percent of his then-5.2 attempts per game in the 2020-21 season, though, and despite some ups and downs, he’s a respectable catch-and-shoot threat. When open, he can clearly cash in on those opportunities, especially when there’s been role clarity for him.

While it would be a noteworthy part of his skill set, DiVincenzo is more than just an off-ball shooter.

He’s an instinctive cutter, can make plays with the ball in his hands at times as a driver, has great body control as a finisher, can handle the ball some in pick-and-roll situations, and has good feel for finding his teammates.

DiVincenzo would not project as a player who would have the ball in his hands a lot, necessarily, but he’s a capable ball-mover and can function for stretches as a secondary and at times even primary playmaker if needed for the Cavs.