The injuries continue to pile up for the Bucks, who will be without rookie sharpshooter Donte DiVincenzo for the rest of the 2018/19 season, according to Malika Andrews and Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com.
League sources tell Andrews and Wojnarowski that DiVincenzo is suffering from bilateral heel bursitis in his right foot. Per the ESPN duo, the former Final Four MVP met with Bucks doctors and specialists, and a determination was made that rest and rehabilitation is the best course of action. The team expects DiVincenzo to make a complete recovery in the offseason.
The 17th overall pick out of Villanova, DiVincenzo will finish his rookie season having averaged 4.9 PPG on .403/.265/.750 shooting in just 27 games (15.2 MPG).
The injury is the fourth one to hit the Bucks since Malcolm Brogdon was diagnosed with a minor plantar fascia tear in his right foot on March 16. Nikola Mirotic (thumb) and Pau Gasol (ankle) have also been knocked out of action within the last week.
While Brogdon and Mirotic are noteworthy losses for the Bucks, Gasol and DiVincenzo were unlikely to play much – if at all – for Milwaukee in the postseason. The club hopes to have both Brogdon and Mirotic back in its lineup by the second round.