NBA Playoffs: 5 difference-makers who could heat up in the postseason

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NBA players that could catch fire in the playoffs: Donte DiVincenzo, Milwaukee Bucks

Donte DiVincenzo has been a valuable role player for the Milwaukee Bucks since he was drafted 17th overall in the 2018 NBA Draft. He is highly underrated and even though his overall offensive game needs fine-tuning and is still a work in progress, he has the potential to heat up at any given moment.

The Bucks will desperately need DiVincenzo to come through and avoid being eliminated from the playoffs earlier than expected as was the case the last two seasons. DiVincenzo plays well off the ball as his teammates often find him cutting to the rim for easy layups and dunks and can also work as the primary ball-handler who can create his own shot.

He can also work out of pick-and-roll situations in order to get open for mid-range jump shots. Even though he shoots a decent percentage from the field and can score in double-figures, he makes a bigger impact on the defensive end as one of the better-undervalued defenders in the league.

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DiVincenzo is constantly active, moves his feet well, and finds ways to pressure the ball and contest shots. He is an aggressive defender who possesses elite athleticism and hustles to get his team extra possessions by creating turnovers.