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DiVincenzo, who is currently testing the waters, has improved his draft stock into the 20s range after entering the combine as a borderline first-round pick. “I told someone at Villanova they need to start cleaning out Donte’s locker,” an Eastern Conference scout told The Athletic. DiVincenzo is a two-way player who does all the little things to win such as diving for a loose ball, crashing the offensive and defensive boards, and hustling on every play as if it’s his last. “He’s a very good athlete,” one Eastern Conference executive told The Athletic. “He can defend and is a pretty good offensive player. He’s got to be able to handle the ball a little better if he wants to be a combo guard. His athleticism, shooting and defense are above average.”
May 22, 2018 | 6:19 pm EDT Update
As far as potential trade partners for Whiteside, Dallas — a team that tried to sign Whiteside in the past — appears inclined instead to pursue impending free agent big men. According to The Ringer, Dallas is expected to pursue DeAndre Jordan, DeMarcus Cousins and restricted free agent Julius Randle. From the Heat’s standpoint, there remains sentiment internally toward moving on from Whiteside.
Storyline: Hassan Whiteside to Mavericks?