Milwaukee Bucks shooting guard Donte DiVincenzo solidified himself as a part of the team’s key rotation in his second season as he made a name for himself all year.
In an injury-riddled rookie season last year that saw him appear in only 27 games, Donte DiVincenzo had not received many opportunities to prove himself. Throughout those 27 games, the guard averaged 4.9 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 1.1 assists in 15.2 minutes before he got shut down for the remainder of the year.
Seeking redemption, DiVincenzo came out this year and became an essential rotational piece for the Bucks. Having played in 59 games, including 22 starts, prior to the suspension of the season, the guard increased his rookie numbers significantly with a stellar 9.4 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game in 23.1 minutes.
Aside from his enlarged primary stat line, No. 0 also took a significant leap forward on the defensive side of the ball as he led the team with 1.4 steals per game. DiVincenzo also tallied the third-best defensive rating in the entire league at 100.0, only behind teammates Giannis Antetokounmpo and Robin Lopez.
The guard consistently provided a spark for the Bucks, whether it was off the bench or occasionally in the starting lineup, something that helped the team tremendously. At only 22-years-old, DiVincenzo has earned his spot in this league, hopefully as a member of the Bucks for a very long time.
With his fantastic sophomore season currently halted due to the extensive league hiatus, Donte DiVincenzo’s second season may come to an end. If that is the case, here are his top 3 performances of the season for the Milwaukee Bucks.