Donte DiVincenzo feels his move to Sacramento was "meant to be" after he joined the Kings from champions Milwaukee Bucks.
Sacramento head to Brooklyn Nets on Monday and they are 10/11 to win with a -4 handicap in the Point Spread, while Brooklyn are 6/4 the Money Line.
DiVincenzo came close to joining Sacramento in the summer of 2020 but the deal fell apart. The 25-year-old shooting guard went on to win a championship with the Bucks last season, although he was unavailable for Milwaukee after the first round of the playoffs due to a serous left ankle injury.
The Villanova product spent six months on the sidelines before making a return in December and earlier this month joined the Kings in a four-team trade with the Bucks, Los Angeles Clippers and Detroit Pistons.
DiVincenzo made his Kings debut in Saturday's 123-110 win over Washington Wizards and after the game revealed his delight at finally securing a move to Sacramento.
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"Thought I was coming here and then I didn't. It took a little time get back adjusted where I was at. But at the end of the day, it's a business and you got to go about your work. So then coming along to this trade deadline, when I got the news I was coming here, I was super happy," he told reporters, via CBS Sports.
"Like I said, it was meant to be. That mutual respect and wanting to be here and them wanting me here, it's a super good feeling and makes you want to go out and play as hard as you can for not only the team but also the organization."
DiVincenzo managed 19 minutes from the bench against Washington and he was pleased with his performance, although he feels he will be able to make a greater impact when he has had more time to work with his new teammates.
"I literally did not know anything we were running on offense, so it was more of instinctual pick-up ball, just kind of feeling it out," he added. "But when you're playing with a bunch of guys that have high IQs, it's fun basketball, everybody is touching it and you're getting second-side and third-side action.
"One, it's fun basketball and two, it's contagious and I think we're going to be really good if we can get stops on the defensive end and run. And then when we have to slow down in the halfcourt, like I said, we have high IQs on this team, so we'll execute going forward."
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