Milwaukee Bucks: 3 players who could shock the NBA world in 2021-22

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Milwaukee Bucks: Donte DiVincenzo
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Donte DiVincenzo could shock the world with the Milwaukee Bucks in 2021-22

After suffering a season-ending injury in the first round of the playoffs, Bucks fans have seemingly forgotten about – or given up on – Donte DiVincenzo.

Despite missing the final three rounds of the postseason and seeing the Bucks win a title in his absence, DiVincenzo played a key role for the team throughout the year. While there were nights where he struggled, the third-year guard made the transition into the starting lineup and pieced together a career year. Consistency undoubtedly was an issue, as it has been since he came into the league, but DiVincenzo had an all-around solid season.

As he braces for year four, there are many question marks surrounding him. The first involves his health and when he will be ready to take the court. That will ultimately determine if he retains his starting spot on opening night, which will continue to be a talking point until the team gives a clear indication down the line. If he is indeed healing, the 24-year-old could be gearing up for not just a bounce-back year but the best season of his career to date.

DiVincenzo showed glimpses of potential last season with his increased workload, but he failed to stay consistent. When he was clicking, the guard was often knocking down his 3-pointers without hesitation, playing reputable defense, and skying above everyone else for rebounds. If he can keep things consistent heading into next year and play a prominent role once again, he could be poised for big things.

Entering the 2021-22 season, DiVincenzo should have a massive chip on his shoulder. Between the team’s addition of Allen and his own impending restricted free agency approaching at the end of the year, DiVincenzo should be beyond motivated to prove himself with the Bucks.