Milwaukee Bucks: 3 All-Stars Donte DiVincenzo should look to emulate

SACRAMENTO, CA - JANUARY 10: Donte DiVincenzo #0 of the Milwaukee Bucks speaks with media after defeating the Sacramento Kings on January 10, 2020 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
SACRAMENTO, CA - JANUARY 10: Donte DiVincenzo #0 of the Milwaukee Bucks speaks with media after defeating the Sacramento Kings on January 10, 2020 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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Klay Thompson

With his combination of elite defense and dazzling sharp-shooting, Klay Thompson has undoubtedly been one of the NBA’s most deadly wings over the past five years or so.

Considering just how stellar DiVincenzo’s defense already is, he’s certainly on track to having half of the required elements down to move into the league’s upper echelons of wing players, but it’s Thompson’s greatest strength that remains something of an Achilles heel for the former Villanova man.

To date, DiVincenzo has shot just 32.2 percent from three-point range from his career, although that percentage has trended upward thanks to his 34.4 percent clip this year.

DiVincenzo’s track record has never really suggested he could be a deadeye shooter, but his form has certainly improved under the guidance of the Bucks’ assistants, creating reason to believe notable gains could yet be made over the years ahead.

Whether that materializes or not, DiVincenzo could certainly give himself every opportunity to maximize his shooting if he was to study Thompson’s movement off the ball.

Playing alongside Giannis Antetokounmpo, DiVincenzo will never be a focal point, or even necessarily a secondary option, meaning there’s certainly plenty to be learned from how Thompson managed to fit in and thrive during the peak of the Warriors’ Stephen Curry/Kevin Durant superteam.