Ersan Ilyasova F MIL 3 weeks ago

Ilyasova appeared in 58 games in 2014-15, compiling averages of 11.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.0 assists while shooting 47.2 percent from the floor and 38.9 from three.

Ilyasova got off to a relatively strong start, averaging 11.1 points on 49.7 percent shooting through the first month of the season before going down in early December with a concussion and nasal fracture. The injury would cost him 19 games over the ensuing month, and he struggled to regain his form in January and February. Ilyasova shined after the trade deadline, however, posting averages of 15.5 points and 6.8 rebounds while shooting nearly 46 percent from three in the month of March, a time when the Bucks were struggling to integrate new point guard Michael Carter-Williams. Ilyasova's hot shooting continued down the stretch (49.5% FG/45.5% 3Pt in April), but he struggled mightily in the Bucks' playoff series against Chicago. Over six games, Ilyaosva shot a horrendous 32.8 percent from the floor while connecting on only 5-of-23 three-point attempts. Ilyasova is under contract for two more seasons, and his contract will paly him $7.9 million in 2015-16. A name frequently mentioned in trade rumors, Ilyasova will likely find himself in the same position at some point next season, especially considering the return of Jabari Parker. The Bucks have been unsuccessful in moving Ilyasova in the past, but with only two years left on his deal, the remaining money may be more palatable for a potential trade partner.

Ersan Ilyasova F MIL 1 month 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 month 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 1 month 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 2 months 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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.