Milwaukee Bucks: 3 players who exceeded expectations this 2019-20 season

MILWAUKEE, WI - JANUARY 14: George Hill #3 of the Milwaukee Bucks high-fives Donte DiVincenzo #0 of the Milwaukee Bucks against the New York Knicks on January 14, 2020 at the Fiserv Forum Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 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 License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images).
MILWAUKEE, WI - JANUARY 14: George Hill #3 of the Milwaukee Bucks high-fives Donte DiVincenzo #0 of the Milwaukee Bucks against the New York Knicks on January 14, 2020 at the Fiserv Forum Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 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 License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images). /
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Milwaukee Bucks' Donte DiVincenzo
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – FEBRUARY 04: (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

Donte  DiVincenzo

Donte DiVincenzo wowed all Bucks fans throughout the 2019-20 season by showing exactly what made him a winner in the eyes of the Bucks’ front office from the 2018 NBA Draft.

In his 59 appearances this year, DiVincenzo averaged 9.4 points on a .462/.344/.769 slash line, 4.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.4 steals across 23.1 minutes per contest.

After an injury-riddled rookie season, DiVincenzo rose up to stand as a crucial contributor on the wing and the Bucks’ breakout candidate for this year, thanks to his blend of balls to the wall energy and his free-wheeling defensive work. DiVincenzo’s defensive services were certainly the biggest highlight of the season as he was relentless in breaking up passing lanes and accumulating steals to a ridiculous degree.

The unfortunate timing of the season stoppage is that some of DiVincenzo’s performances came right before this break and he was showing notable improvements in some of his biggest weaknesses in his game, such as attacking the rack and finishing at the cup.

While his 3-point percentage was certainly passable, DiVincenzo’s ability to space the floor and hit triples off the catch, where he hit 36.3 percent on such attempts, was crucial to him functioning in the Bucks’ five-out offense, per NBA.com/stats.

DiVincenzo’s ability to seamlessly fulfill any role or task under Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer will only make him a valuable piece within the team’s system and development in the years to come. For now, the start to DiVincenzo’s career has been a tantalizing one.