Milwaukee Bucks: Analyzing retooled 2021-22 shooting guard rotation

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Milwaukee Bucks: Donte DiVincenzo
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The Milwaukee Bucks are prepared to make a legitimate run at defending their NBA title after an offseason that consisted of retooling their roster.

With plenty of moves made in free agency and on the trade market, the roster has nearly been solidified. Added depth in both the backcourt and frontcourt has led to a roster full of talent and players looking to return to form.

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The shooting guard rotation is one of the most interesting rotations on the Bucks roster. With a new face in Grayson Allen coming aboard through trade, a returning player in Donte DiVincenzo, and a young sharpshooter in Jordan Nwora, there will be plenty of interest in the shooting guard position.

With that said, let’s take a look at the Milwaukee Bucks shooting guard rotation.

Donte DiVincenzo will look to return to form at shooting guard for the Milwaukee Bucks

After the first-round series matchup against the Miami Heat, DiVincenzo was ruled out for the playoffs due to an injury in his foot.

The three-year vet out of Villanova was having the most productive season of his career averaging 10 points, six rebounds, and three assists. Being listed as Milwaukee’s starting shooting guard for 66 games last season, it is safe to assume that DiVincenzo will be named the starter again. However, the question mark surrounding his status is a cause for concern. DiVincenzo has a history of injuries relating to his foot, specifically, plantar fasciitis. If DiVincenzo is looking to take the reigns as the starting shooting guard once again, his health will be the determining factor.

Certainly, the young guard has been a productive player in his three seasons in Milwaukee with his ability to crash the boards and get to the right spots. His playmaking ability is solid and he has excellent off-ball movement. His defense is nothing to write home about, but he provides a level of effort on the defensive end that results in a net positive for the Bucks. DiVincenzo is a seasoned shooting guard, and if he remains healthy Milwaukee will be in a good spot with their rotation.

If Donte can remain healthy, the starting shooting guard spot will be his for the taking. DiVincenzo is a solid piece to the Bucks and has continued to produce valuable performances throughout his three-year career. The one question mark still remains, will Donte be able to get back to pre-injury form?