Milwaukee Bucks: Revisiting Donte DiVincenzo’s lofty 2020-21 goals

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Milwaukee Bucks: Donte DiVincenzo, Indiana Pacers: Doug McDermott
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Revisiting Donte DiVincenzo’s 2020-21 goals with the Milwaukee Bucks: No. 2 – Increase 3-point percentage

Improving his outside shot was one of the biggest necessities for DiVincenzo as he prepared for year four with the Bucks, and to his credit, he lived up to the challenge.

Throughout the first two seasons of his career, he was a lousy 3-point shooter at 31.8 percent on 3.5 attempts per game. For a team like Milwaukee that emphasizes shooting, they simply needed him to be better, and DiVincenzo improved drastically by shooting 37.9 percent on 5.2 attempts in the 2020-21 season. Not only did the percentage skyrocket compared to his first two years, but he increased the attempts by a fair amount as well.

Proving to be a much more reliable shooter, DiVincenzo’s transition into the starting lineup was all the more seamless. Doing most of his damage on catch-and-shoot triples, DiVincenzo thrived off the playmaking ability of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jrue Holiday, letting it fly with the utmost confidence whenever he got the opportunity. Playing in the starting five certainly helped in that regard, giving him the increased workload to bump up his attempts.

Considering that 3-point shooting was arguably DiVincenzo’s biggest flaw entering last season, this was a welcoming improvement from the guard. Time will tell if DiVincenzo can build off his career year shooting the basketball with another strong campaign in 2021-22 when he returns from his injury, whenever that may be.