Milwaukee Bucks: Grading every first round pick since 2014

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Milwaukee Bucks: Donte DiVincenzo
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Grading the Milwaukee Bucks’ first round picks: Donte DiVincenzo, 2018

Donte DiVincenzo is somewhat of a hard player to evaluate because he is still on the Bucks at the time of this writing. The team selected him with the 17th overall pick after his masterclass effort in the 2018 NCAA title game, where he won the Most Outstanding Player award in the Final Four. The springy guard was set to bolster the team’s already top-heavy guard rotation, and he proved to be a contributor from day one.

Looking at the positives, DiVincenzo has steadily improved over his first three seasons in the NBA, bumping up his numbers consistently. After coming off the bench in his first two seasons, he got promoted into the starting lineup and played the best basketball of his young career. His shooting, defense, rebounding, and hustle all fit this team perfectly, as he had embraced that role last year to perfection.

On a negative note, DiVincenzo has endured his bouts with the injury bug. The guard has suffered two season-ending injuries throughout his first three seasons, creating some concern about his health moving forward. He also continues to battle with inconsistency issues on a nightly basis, either playing great or lackluster most nights.

If he can get a hold of his offense, particularly when it comes to finishing around the basket, DiVincenzo is certainly not done improving. The 24-year-old is seemingly destined for big things as he enters year four in Milwaukee, and there is currently no ceiling on the heights he could reach with the Bucks moving forward.

BTBP Grade: B (For Now)

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DiVincenzo will be aiming to bounce back after undergoing season-ending surgery this year, and all eyes will be watching him.