Milwaukee Bucks: 3 reasons why D.J. Wilson’s best is yet to come

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Milwaukee Bucks' D.J. Wilson
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Milwaukee Bucks’ forward D.J.  Wilson’s future in the NBA is uncertain at this point, but there are many reasons to believe that the 23-year-old’s best is yet to come.

D.J. Wilson‘s NBA career with the Milwaukee Bucks has not entirely panned out to this point, leaving many to believe that he could soon be on his way out. For a former first-round draft selection, Wilson has under-performed and not lived up to expectations entirely, but the amount of opportunity he has received is partly to blame.

Over three years with the team, Wilson averaged 4.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 0.8 assists, in 12.2 minutes per game, which provided the 23-year-old little opportunity to showcase himself. When given minutes, Wilson has proven to be hit or miss, but the potential has always been present.

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Given the team’s rise to dominance over the past few seasons, Wilson has spent most of his time spectating from the bench in favor of experienced veterans in the frontcourt. When given a chance to play this season, it was typically in the final minutes of games that were typically marginal victories or rare losses.

At the moment, Wilson sits in an awkward position as his NBA future is in jeopardy, with uncertainty growing as he moves closer to what would be the end of his third season. Still, the Bucks should stick with D.J. Wilson because there is still reason to believe he can become a good player in this league for them.

His ceiling may not be Hall of Fame level or All-Star level, but if given the proper opportunity, Wilson could become a valuable piece for this Milwaukee squad and their title hopes. Here are three reasons to believe his future could still be bright.