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Donte DiVincenzo is reportedly upset about how the Sacramento Kings are handling his on-court exposure and impending value this upcoming summer. 

Per Team insider James Ham, DiVincenzo and his camp believe that the Kings are trying to lower his value entering free agency. They think that the lack of insertion into the starting lineup is an attempt to make him much cheaper to be re-signed this summer. 

Ham further detailed that the 25-year-old guard is hopeful to receive a mid-level exception offer from other teams, but the Kings are targeting to give him a lower deal. Once Sacramento hands a $6.6 million qualifying offer following this season, DiVincenzo will become a restricted free agent. Thus, the franchise has a chance to match the salary proposal of other ball clubs in order to retain him. 

Last regular season, DiVincenzo was a regular starter for the Milwaukee Bucks as a defense-first guard partnered with Jrue Holiday. He managed to log 66 starts while tallying 10.4 points, 5.8 boards, and 3.1 assists. 

He was declared unavailable and replaced by PJ Tucker in the deeper parts of the Bucks’ 2021 title run, as he sustained a severe left ankle injury in a first-round matchup against the Miami Heat. As such, he missed the early parts of the 2021-2022 season for recovery purposes. 

Since being dealt by Milwaukee in a four-team trade last February, DiVincenzo has recorded an average per 26.8 minutes of 10 markers, 4.4 boards, 3.6 assists via 23 games, and a single start donning the Sac-town gear.