Hey Mr. D.J.
Seeing his first game action coming out of the All-Star break, Bucks second-year forward D.J. Wilson put forth an inspired effort that added to the Bucks’ comfortable win over the Bulls on Monday night.
Getting just over 19-and-a-half minutes of burn off the bench, Wilson posted seven points on 3-of-5 shooting from the field (1-of-3 from beyond the arc), eight rebounds, one turnover and was a +2 on the night.
The former Wolverine got his night started on the right note by knocking down his lone make from three-point range 16 seconds into his first shift of the night. He paired that with an incredibly forceful outing on the glass as Wilson regularly pulled down contested rebounds, including two on the offensive end.
Rounding it all out for the 22-year-old was his solid defensive play as he switched across multiple positions for a number of possessions, battled with some of the Bulls’ traditional bigs and contested shot attempts with his length, especially on mismatches.
Consistency will be the key for Wilson during this span of time with the playoffs looming in order to get more looks off the bench, and Monday night was a good step in that direction after his recent rough patch before the All-Star break.
The Bucks will head out West and take on the Sacramento Kings Wednesday night, which is slated to tip off at 9pm central time at the Golden 1 Center.