How Donte DiVincenzo Villanova background prepares him for Golden State

In 2019, they traded for former Wildcat Omari Spellman and drafted Eric Paschall in the second round — both have since been traded away.

But Donte DiVincenzo, who signed to a two-year, $9.3 million contract this offseason, is the next former Wildcat to play under Steve Kerr.

Villanova’s style that prioritizes passing, off-ball movement and cutting under coach Jay Wright draws parallels to the Warriors’ style with Kerr. So DiVincenzo’s first impressions as a Warrior feel “very similar” to his college ball days, he said.

“I always tell Coach Wright, I wouldn’t be in this position without him,” DiVincenzo said.

“He laid the blueprint for us. Going into Milwaukee was very similar. And coming here, it’s something I’m comfortable with.

DiVincenzo joins the Warriors as a replacement, of sorts, for Gary Payton II. The 6-foot-4 guard defends guards and wings and is a shooting threat off the bench

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