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Published on June 13, 2023 at 5:12 p.m.
Defeated by Denver, new NBA champions, during the Conference Finals, the Lakers will be keen to take revenge next season. To do this, the Angelinos are already preparing for the offseason by targeting a member of the Warriors roster, a free agent this summer. Indeed, the Los Angeles franchise needs a shooter and Donte DiVincenzo could be the perfect replacement for D’Angelo Russell.
While the NBA offseason has not yet started, the front office of Lakers is already in the oven and in the mill to find a player capable of surrounding perfectly Anthony Davis And LeBron James. If the names of Kyrie Irving, Chris Paul and Fred VanVleet have come up regularly lately, that of Donte DiVincenzo just added to the list according to a Western Conference executive. No mercy between Lakers and Warriors, on the contrary. If one franchise can weaken the other, it will not hesitate to do so.
“He would be the perfect player for the Lakers”
This is via Sean Deveney ofHeavy Sports that the information concerning the player of Golden State went out : “The Lakers will probably take a chance on Donte DiVincenzo from the Warriors, depending on what they do with him. He could ask for more than the MLE (about 12/13 million, editor’s note) on the market, but he would be the perfect player for the Lakers. A shooter capable of handling the ball off the bench. » swung the leader, who remained anonymous.
DiVincenzo or Russell?
With 9.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists all at almost 44% shooting and 40% three-pointers, DiVincenzo is definitely a good profile for a bench ride. Whether D’Angelo Russelldisappointing in the playoffs with LA, had just left the Angelinos, the current Warrior could even benefit from a place of choice in the roster of Darvin Ham in the event that no other point guards join the California franchise. At any rate, Donte DiVincenzo is a perfect profile for a title contender. It remains to be seen whether the Lakers will be able to match the requirements of the 26-year-old player.