3 Former Bucks the team should take a look at in 2023 NBA free agency

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Milwaukee Bucks: Khris Middleton, Golden State Warriors: Donte DiVincenzo
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3- Donte DiVincenzo

Could The Big Ragu find his way back on the Bucks next season?

DiVincenzo signed a two-year deal last offseason with the Warriors but has a player option for next season; if he opts out of that, he could find his way back to Milwaukee, and with the Bucks potentially looking to move on from Grayson Allen or Pat Connaughton, DiVincenzo would be a better option than those two.

Last season, DiVincenzo with Golden State averaged 9.4 points, shot 39 percent from three, and 52 percent from two. Milwaukee would take those numbers in a heartbeat considering the team had its inconsistency shooting the basketball, particularly from three.

DiVincenzo in the 2020-21 season for the Bucks, averaged 10.4 points, shot 37 percent from three, and 42 percent from the field. This is a player who started for the Bucks during their playoff run but was injured in Game 1 of the 2021 playoffs against Miami due to a torn ligament in his left ankle and missed the rest of the postseason.

The decision to trade away DiVincenzo in a four-team deal netted them Serge Ibaka didn’t pan out; as Ibaka only appeared in 35 games for the Bucks. In this league, it’s hard to find shooters who can consistently hit from deep, and DiVincenzo, in his final season in Milwaukee, didn’t play until Christmas against Boston and appeared in 12 more games after, in which he didn’t look like himself but he missed seven months of basketball at that time, and coming back trying to play your best basketball after a serious injury like that isn’t easy.

If DiVincenzo opts out, I hope his first call is to return to the Cream City.

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