Just a few dozen hours remain before the NBA free agency period officially begins on June 30. The Minnesota Timberwolves already made one huge decision that will impact their free agency plans when they re-signed Naz Reid to a new deal on Sunday afternoon. The bargain price Minnesota paid to keep Reid in town is already looking better by the day.
With arguably their most important rostered free agent now taken care of, Minnesota will be focusing their efforts on exploring trades for Karl-Anthony Towns as well as figuring out what other free agents they can bring on. As is always the case, the primary factor that will determine their moves will be money.
The Timberwolves will be entering the free agency period with $6.95 million in cap space and $17.85 million under the luxury tax. One free agent that may make sense to pursue financially has recently become available: Donte DiVincenzo.
The Minnesota Timberwolves may be taking a look at Donte DiVincenzo.
The fifth-year wing from the Golden State Warriors will officially be hitting the free agency market after it was announced this week that DiVincenzo would not pick up the player option on his contract for next season. Before opting out, he was set to be paid $4.7 million by the Warriors in 2023-24.
With DiVincenzo having been previously set to be an unrestricted free agent next summer, he opted to seek his payday now rather than later. After a solid campaign with Golden State this past season, he may be worth taking a look at for the Timberwolves.
In choosing to decline his $4.7 million offer from the Warriors, it is likely that DiVincenzo will be seeking a new contract that pays him somewhere in the neighborhood of $10 million annually. A number that he has rightly earned, given his high-level contributions to multiple playoff teams.
DiVincenzo has proven he is a valuable three-and-D player that can be useful in a variety of lineups, and is capable as both an on-ball creator and playmaker. He shot a career-best 39% from three-point range last season, albeit while surrounded by other elite shooters.
They may still ultimately be outbid by other teams in the mix like the Knicks, but the Minnesota Timberwolves will almost certainly be checking up on Donte DiVincenzo. With Jordan McLaughlin, Taurean Prince, and Jaylen Nowell all possibly on their way out, DiVincenzo would be an excellent option off the bench for next season.