Ersan Ilyasova F MIL 4 days 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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.

Ersan Ilyasova F MIL 1 month ago

Ilyasova (illness) will be available for Sunday's game against the Hawks, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.Ilyasova fell ill prior to Friday's game but was able to return to the court for Saturday's practice. Assuming he's well enough for his normal compliment of minutes, the 27-year-old is in line to see around 17.5 minutes Sunday.

Ersan Ilyasova F MIL 1 month ago

Ilyasova will be unavailable Friday against the Nuggets due to an illness, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.Ilyasova's illness shouldn't be a long-term thing, but it will cause him to miss Friday's contest, leaving the Bucks another man short on the bench. His absence could open the door to added minutes for Johnny O'Bryant and the newly-acquired Miles Plumlee.

Ersan Ilyasova F MIL 2 months ago

Ilyasova (groin) returned Friday, coming off the bench for 16 minutes, but only shot 3-for-10 from the floor and finished the game with six points, one rebound and one assist.

This was Ilyasova's first action since Jan. 27. He's been injured for most of the season, and with Giannis Antetokounmpo playing well at power forward, it's unlikely that Ilyasova will find his way into the starting lineup anytime soon.