Milwaukee Bucks: 5 trends to watch for over the second half of season

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - MARCH 11 (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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All eyes will be on Milwaukee Bucks guard Donte DiVincenzo

Donte DiVincenzo has gone through his ups and downs this 2020-21 season, especially getting off to a very hot start. At times, DiVincenzo’s potential has been there for all to see, yet consistency has been lacking as he’s averaging 10.3 points on .416/.381/.658 shooting, 4.8 rebounds and 2.9 assists.

With all of that in mind, Bucks fans can’t forget that DiVincenzo was previously used as a trade chip when they were vying for Bogdan Bogdanovic in the offseason, only for all of that to fall apart. And it’s why DiVincenzo’s name has resurfaced as the Bucks continue to be linked to someone like P.J. Tucker.

It’s performances like the career night DiVincenzo had in the Bucks’ win over the New Orleans Pelicans last month that displayed why the Bucks hold the third-year guard in high esteem. The 24-year-old has only gotten better playing around the Bucks’ cornerstones as he’s taken a step up into the team’s starting lineup.

Still, being able to consistently shoot it at a high-level and improve his aptitude on the defensive end, especially as the Bucks experiment more on that side of the ball. DiVincenzo’s size and average physical tools have been illuminated when constantly fighting through screens and defending pick-and-rolls.

With very few assets the Bucks can deal to pursue and upgrade ahead of the trade deadline, DiVincenzo stands as one the few meaningful chips the Bucks have yet to cash in. It’s best for the Bucks to monitor his development, put him in position to prosper and think wisely about his value towards the present and future.