Milwaukee Bucks: 3 areas where D.J. Wilson needs to improve

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Milwaukee Bucks' D.J. Wilson
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As he continues to struggle to break through the Milwaukee Bucks’ rotation, we look at three areas of improvement for third-year forward D.J.  Wilson.

Three years into his stint with the Milwaukee Bucks and D.J. Wilson still stands as a player on the outside looking in.

The opportunity for playing time has come in waves for Wilson throughout his time in Milwaukee, more so under current Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer. Who can forget the mini-sophomore breakout that Wilson flirted with last year as he broke through the team’s rotation at times and showed to be a promising defensive-minded piece during the Bucks’ 60-win season?

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But as my colleague and co-site expert Adam McGee recently wrote about, Wilson is fast approaching a critical point in his career, a point reinforced by the fact that he will be extension-eligible this offseason, whenever that will officially begin.

But given that Wilson has just logged 1,233 total NBA minutes over his three seasons with the Bucks, it’s hard to envision the front office making any commitment with the 24-year-old with restricted free agency right around the corner.

With that and no real pathway for minutes to establish himself within the Bucks’ foundation, save for assignments with their G League affiliate, the Wisconsin Herd, Wilson’s focus on his game will be critical if and when things return to normal.

So without further ado, let’s run through the three areas that D.J. Wilson needs to focus on to raise his game.