D.J. Wilson
D.J. Wilson
23-Year-Old ForwardF
Milwaukee Bucks
2019 Fantasy Outlook
As a sophomore last season, Wilson averaged 5.8 points (41.4 FG%, 36.2 3P%, 55.3 FT%), 4.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.0 three, 0.4 steals and 0.4 blocks in 18.4 minutes across 48 appearances. Over the summer, the Bucks replaced free agent Nikola Mirotic with Robin Lopez and Dragan Bender, so Wilson won't necessarily see a substantial increase in playing time in 2019-20. That said, he earned just 3.2 minutes per tilt across 22 games as a rookie, so Wilson taking another step forward is certainly within the realm of possibility. At the moment, Wilson figures to slot in behind both of the Lopez brothers on the team's center depth chart. Still, he could end up challenging the 32-year-old Ersan Ilyasova for the backup power forward gig. Regardless of Wilson's role, Milwaukee boasts a deep roster with championship aspirations, and the 23-year-old big man is unlikely to be a valuable commodity across most fantasy formats. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $4.67 million contract with the Bucks in July of 2017. Bucks exercised $2.96 million team option for 2019-20 in October of 2018. Contract includes team option for 2020-21.
Scores nine in return
FMilwaukee Bucks
July 11, 2019
Wilson (hamstring) finished Wednesday's summer game against China with nine points (3-8 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), five rebounds, an assist and two steals over 26 minutes.
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Wilson was slowed by a hamstring issue at the beginning of summer league, but he appears to have returned to health and played a good chunk of minutes Wednesday night. He should continue to see consistent playing time moving forward, assuming he remains healthy.
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
Wilson had a breakout campaign last year at Michigan, posting 11.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 1.3 assists across 30.4 minutes per game while shooting 53.8 percent from the field and 37.3 percent from deep. He fits the Bucks’ gameplan – postionless and long – almost perfectly. Wilson is 6-foot-10 with a 7-foot-3 wingspan and projects to be a small forward/power forward at the NBA level. In addition to being a solid three-point shooter, he also has the ability to put the ball on the deck and make a move, which he can utilize as defenders close out on him aggressively on the perimeter. He’s also more than athletic enough to get out and run in transition and make smooth off-ball cuts – two things Milwaukee also likes to do. He may struggle at the NBA level rebounding and finishing at the rim, however, as he currently has a thin frame, weighing in at just 235 pounds. Defense could be an issue as well, as the Bucks play a switch-heavy defense, which could result in him matching up against bulky power forwards that could body him on the way to the rack. While he probably won’t garner a workload conducive to consistent Fantasy production, Wilson could end up seeing semi-rotational minutes next season, especially with Jabari Parker out until around February with a torn ACL.
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Out again Saturday
FMilwaukee Bucks
Hamstring
July 6, 2019
Wilson is out for Saturday's summer league game against the Hawks due to a sore hamstring, Eric Nehm of The Athletic reports.
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Appears in garbage time
FMilwaukee Bucks
May 22, 2019
Wilson (ankle) logged four minutes off the bench Tuesday in the Bucks' 120-102 loss to the Raptors in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals. He finished with zero points, one rebound and one block.
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Questionable for Game 4
FMilwaukee Bucks
Ankle
May 20, 2019
Wilson (ankle) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's Game 4 against Toronto.
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Slated to sit Game 3
FMilwaukee Bucks
Ankle
May 19, 2019
Wilson (ankle) is listed as out Sunday for Game 3 of the Bucks' Eastern Conference Finals matchup with the Raptors.
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Sitting for series opener
FMilwaukee Bucks
Ankle
May 15, 2019
Wilson (ankle) is listed as out Wednesday for Game 1 of the Bucks' Eastern Conference Finals series with the Raptors.
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