Milwaukee Bucks: 4 players likeliest to be dealt by trade deadline

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Milwaukee Bucks likeliest to be traded by the deadline — Donte DiVincenzo

Speaking of Milwaukee’s failed bid for Bogdanovic, Donte DiVincenzo was also reportedly included in that deal. Once the trade fell through, the Bucks opted to keep him on the roster, promoting him to starting shooting guard.

In his 36 appearances this season, DiVincenzo has averaged 10.3 points on .418/.384/.636 shooting splits, 4.7 rebounds, and three assists. Inconsistency has always been the guard’s most prominent flaw, and it has been on full display this season with his share of hot and cold performances.

While the Bucks have not indicated that they are looking to improve at the shooting guard position, they already showcased this offseason that it was on the table in their pursuit of Bogdanovic.

DiVincenzo is currently on the books for $3 million this year, $4.7 million the following after the Bucks exercised his fourth-year option before the season, and they hold a qualifying offer for $6.6 million on him next season. With the 24-year-old still on his rookie deal and showing promise as a young two-way player, he would likely garner some interest if the Bucks were looking to move him and is largely viewed as the Bucks’ best trade asset by rival executives.

That depends whether the Bucks are looking for a surefire upgrade at the position or if they are content with DiVincenzo standing pat in the shooting guard slot for good. That is one of the many questions that will have to be answered within the next month.

DiVincenzo is undoubtedly Milwaukee’s most captivating asset with a shortage of first round picks, and only time will tell if they utilize that.