Ersan Ilyasova F MIL 2 days ago

Ilyasova is averaging 11.5 points and 4.5 rebounds through the Bucks' first two playoff games, but he's shooting only 37.5 percent from the floor.

After a shaky, injury-plagued start to the season, Ilyasova came into his own down the stretch. He averaged 15.5 points and 6.8 rebounds on 48 percent shooting in March, and sustained close to the same per-minute production through the final month of the regular season. While he's shown aggressiveness on the offensive end in Games 1 and 2, his jumpers simply haven't fallen. Ilyasova is 9-of-24 from the field overall and just 1-of-8 from beyond the arc.

Ersan Ilyasova F MIL 1 week ago

Ilyasova will rest most of the second half, Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe reports.

Coach Jason Kidd said he'll play his regulars Wednesday, but he noted that the starters will rest most of the second half. Don't expect Ilyasova to see a major workload, especially since the result of the game is ultimately irrelevant.

Ersan Ilyasova F MIL 2 weeks ago

Ilyasova led the Bucks with 21 points (8-12 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT) with five boards in 28 minutes in the win over the Nets on Sunday.

Ilyasova had come off a pair of quiet games in which he scored a combined eight points on 3-of-14 from the field. He has his highest score since Mar. 26 when he scored a career-high 34 in a win over the Pacers. While Ilyasova starts, he has not played more than 28 minutes in his last five games.

Ersan Ilyasova F MIL 1 month ago

Ilyasova scored a career-high 34 points (12-14 FG, 5-6 3Pt, 5-6 FT) Thursday in a win over the Pacers. He finished the game with an additional six rebounds, two assists and two steals in 36 minutes.

Ilyasova has been producing lately, scoring in double figures in nine straight games. During that stretch, he has three double-doubles and has recorded at least one steal in seven of them.

Ersan Ilyasova F MIL 2 months ago

Ilyasova will start Saturday's game against the Wizards.

Ilyasova yielded his spot in the starting five Wednesday to Jared Dudley, but the former still tallied a double-double (13 points and 10 rebounds) in 35 minutes at Golden State. Coach Jason Kidd said that he's making the move to better combat the size of the Wizards' frontcourt.

Ersan Ilyasova F MIL 2 months ago

Ilyasova logged 35 minutes off the bench against the Warriors on Wednesday. He finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds, one assist, and one steal.

Ilyasova has been in and out of the starting lineup this season so it's entirely possible for him to reenter the starring five in short order. Either way, he's averaging 32 minutes on the court over his past four games and is usually expected to see significant time on the court no matter where he starts the game.

Ersan Ilyasova F MIL 2 months ago

Ilyasova will come off the bench Wednesday at Golden State.

Ilyasova has been replaced in the starting five by Jared Dudley. The change was likely made for matchup reasons against the high-tempo Warriors, but in 21 games off the bench this season, Ilyasova averaged 9.3 points (on 50 percent shooting), 3.4 boards, 0.8 three-pointers, and 0.7 assists in 17 minutes.

Ersan Ilyasova F MIL 2 months ago

Ilyasova scored in the double digits for his third straight game Friday, finishing the loss to the Lakers with 17 points (5-10 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 6-8 FT), 12 rebounds and one steal.

This was also Ilyasova's second double-double in three games. However, prior to his 15-point performance Feb. 23 against the Bulls, he had scored in the single digits for six straight games. He may be earning himself some more minutes going forward, but it likely won't be enough to make him into a reliable fantasy player.

Ersan Ilyasova F MIL 2 months ago

Ilyasova posted a double-double in 35 minutes Monday against the Bulls as he scored 15 points (6-16 FG, 3-8 3Pt) to go along with 11 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block.

The Bucks decided to start Ilyasova against the Bulls big frontcourt and he was able to put up a solid performance in a loss. He may have earned himself more playing time when the Bucks face bigger teams, but will likely only see limited playing time on most nights.

Ersan Ilyasova F MIL 2 months ago

Ilyasova will move into the starting lineup Monday against the Bulls.

Facing a frontcourt of Pau Gasol and Joakim Noah, the Bucks can't afford to give up too much size, so Ilyasova will get the start while Jared Dudley moves to the bench. Jason Kidd said the goal is to get Ilyasova involved early, though he could struggle against the size of Gasol, who went for 46 points and 18 rebounds last time these teams met.