Milwaukee Bucks: What’s trending through first two weeks of season

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Milwaukee Bucks: Donte DiVincenzo, Golden State Warriors: Jordan Poole
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Donte DiVincenzo has been a fast riser to start this Milwaukee Bucks season.

Donte DiVincenzo hasn’t wasted any time showing why the Bucks may be better off with the third-year guard after nearly departing for Sacramento in the Bucks’ failed bid for Bogdan Bogdanovic over the offseason.

DiVincenzo has often helped set the tone in the Bucks’ three victories and has shown some significant signs of improvements on the offensive side of the ball. The Villanova product is averaging 13.5 points on .566/.633/.667 shooting splits, 3 rebounds, 1.7 steals, 1.3 assists through his six appearances.

Clearly, DiVincenzo’s lights out 3-point shooting has been incredibly encouraging to see as he’s leading the team in total makes (19) from that range on the season. And the enhancements he has made in his lightning-quick shooting release has been a sight to see, to say the least.

DiVicnenzo’s blistering speed and athleticism has made him such an effective defender, especially off the ball, in his growing time in Milwaukee. His offense was coming in time like we saw before the 2019-20 season shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Now, DiVincenzo has had ample motivation going into his third season and the Bucks have reaped the rewards from DiVincenzo stepping up into the team’s starting lineup and hitting shots to the ridiculous degree that he has to start the year.