The Milwaukee Bucks (15-9) have certainly turned things around since their 6-8 start to the season, going 9-1 in their last 10 games. With an encouraging stretch of games and recent acquisitions of DeMarcus Cousins and Wesley Matthews, Bucks fans received more cause to anticipate continued success as The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported that Donte DiVincenzo is nearing a possible December return.
Bucks guard Donte DiVincenzo has been assigned to Milwaukee’s NBA G League affiliate Wisconsin – inching closer to a potential December season debut after ankle surgery in June, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 6, 2021
The 2021 champion hasn’t played since tearing a ligament in his left ankle during the Bucks’ first-round matchup against the Miami Heat in May of 2021. DiVincenzo broke out last season, starting 66 games and averaging 10.4 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game.
However, with the emergence of Grayson Allen in the starting lineup, DiVincenzo will have the ability to be eased back into the roster when the time comes, contributing significant minutes off the bench.
In the meantime, DiVincenzo will be suiting up for the Bucks G-League affiliate, the Wisconsin Herd, as he inches closer to his return date.
The Herd’s next game will be this Sunday against the Cleveland Charge.