3 Former players that have excelled since leaving the Sacramento Kings

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1. Donte DiVincenzo 

After winning a title with the Milwaukee Bucks in 2021 and only playing 17 games the following season, Donte DiVincenzo spent one season with the Kings in 2021-22. He was a solid three-point shooter and defender but did not reach his full potential in Sacramento. 

In 2022-23, he signed with the Golden State Warriors and shot a career-high 39.7 percent from three as one of the main rotational pieces. The Warriors did not have the money necessary to retain him, however, and he signed with the New York Knicks over the summer, reuniting with some of his Villanova college teammates

DiVincenzo has excelled in New York, averaging a career-high 15.4 points per game on 40.2 percent shooting. He is a big part of the Knicks’ identity as a gritty, physical, defensive-minded team. When the Kings last saw DiVincenzo and the Knicks, he dropped 21 points on them and was a big part of the Knicks securing the win. 

New York seems to be the perfect environment for the 27-year-old to thrive and play the best basketball of his career. Fortunately for both sides, he is still under contract through the 2026-27 season, and it might be the best value contract in the league soon, as the most he will make is around $12 million in 2026-27.