Spurs: 3 Free agent targets that got away, 3 to still pursue for 2024

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2. Donte DiVincenzo

DiVincenzo declined his $4.7 million player option with the Golden State Warriors to become an unrestricted free agent. He was a key rotation piece last season, and the Dubs want him back. They can only offer $5.4 million per season, which means the 26-year-old guard will have a new home soon.

Most expect DiVincenzo to end up in New York with his former Villanova teammates Jalen Brunson and Josh Hart, but the Spurs can offer more money. The Knicks only have the $12.4 million mid-level exception. San Antonio could outbid New York and virtually every other team for his services.

DiVincenzo is a winning player that averaged 9.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.3 steals in 26.3 minutes per game last season. It would give the Spurs a needed floor spacer after they shot just 34.5 percent from 3-point range last season as a team, which was 26th in the NBA. The 6’4 guard can do a bit of everything, and he would be the perfect fit in San Antonio.

Will the Spurs try to outbid Donte DiVincenzo’s other suitors? There is a fit, but the rest remains to be seen. San Antonio wants to build slowly around Victor Wembanyama, so do not expect them to overpay for anybody in free agency unless it is on a short-term deal.