3 Reasons Knicks won't trade Donte DiVincenzo now that he's eligible to be moved

New York Knicks, Donte DiVincenzo
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1. He's performed better than expected

A combination of Quentin Grimes playing poorly and Donte DiVincenzo playing well resulted in the newest Knicks guard replacing Grimes in the starting lineup.

New York signed DiVincenzo to help with its three-point shooting woes that plagued the team in the playoffs. So far, he's delivered. He's shooting a career-best 42.9% from deep on an average of 5.3 attempts per game. Last season in Golden State, he shot a then career-high 39.7% from three on an average of 5.2 attempts per game. He's getting the same number of shots up but is hitting more of them.

DiVincenzo is also a pest on the defensive end, the kind of player that Tom Thibodeau can't help but love. He's averaging 1.0 steals per game, and that number should rise as he spends more time on the floor.

Speaking of time on the court, the guard's averaging 13.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.4 steals in the five games he's started in, shooting 52.9% from three. It's a small sample size, but it's a good one.

One of the last things the front office should be thinking about is trading DiVincenzo. He's an established winner who has clawed his way into the starting lineup.