Ersan Ilyasova F MIL 14 Hrs
Ersan Ilyasova may face a suspension for a shove Wednesday night.
Ilyasova threw a kidney punch and shoved Reggie Evans (video in link below) during Wednesday's loss to Sacramento and may face a suspension from the league. We'll await word from the league on a potential punishment, but Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jeff Adrien, and John Henson would be in line to absorb some extra minutes if Ilyasova is forced to sit in the near future.
Ersan Ilyasova F MIL 1 Day
Ersan Ilyasova scored nine points with five boards, two assists and four fouls in 30 minutes against the Kings on Wednesday.
He scored a career-high 31 points on Monday night, so he obviously had to let everyone down tonight. Ilyasova is one of the most inconsistent players in the NBA and he dropped his field goal percentage to exactly 40.0 percent tonight.
Ersan Ilyasova F MIL 3 Days
Ersan Ilyasova set career-highs with 31 points and 13-of-14 field goals made in the Bucks' 114-88 win over the Jazz on Monday, and also chipped in with five rebounds, two steals, one block and a pair of triples.
This won't make up for his season-long inconsistency but it's yet the most recent example of his tantalizing upside. He has also been steadily improving as the year has gone on and on the heels of some bigger outings he has late-round value over the last two months, mid-to-late round value over the last month, and he has been a mid-round play over the last two weeks. That's enough for a pickup as long as you grab some Maalox on the way.
Ersan Ilyasova F MIL 5 Days
Ersan Ilyasova hit 3-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer for 11 points and 11 rebounds in just 22 minutes on Saturday.
He picked up four fouls in his limited run, while the frustrating Bucks played 10 guys 15 or more minutes. Four players came off the bench to play at least 23 minutes, which is further evidence of what a mess the Bucks' rotation is. The good news is that there's no report of an injury to Ilyasova.
Ersan Ilyasova F MIL 10 Days
Ersan Ilyasova scored 20 points on 7-of-9 shooting with four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in Monday's lopsided win over the hapless Sixers.
Ilyasova hit 6-of-6 freebies and congratulations are in order if you had the foresight to start the mercurial stretch four against what we think but can't confirm is a basketball team. Owners would be wise to ignore this game for evaluation purposes and consider Ilyasova a wild card providing late-round value over his last 10 games.
Ersan Ilyasova F MIL 14 Days
Ersan Ilyasova looked lost again on Thursday during 35 minutes of action against the Nuggets, shooting 5-of-14 from the field for 14 points with 11 boards, one assist and one 3-pointer.
Power forwards usually eat Kenneth Faried and the Nuggets interior defense alive, but Ersan could not get anything going on offense. There were some rumors of him wanting out of Milwaukee at the deadline and perhaps that was a factor in his lazy shot selection. He's averaged just 13.0 points, 9.3 boards and 1.0 triples on 36.1 percent from the field in his last three games. It's after the All-Star break and Ilyasova still remains an enigma for fantasy owners.
Ersan Ilyasova F MIL 16 Days
Ersan Ilyasova played just 19 minutes on Tuesday, finishing with nine points, eight rebounds, zero steals, zero blocks and one 3-pointer on 3-of-9 shooting.
Larry Drew got big lines out of household names such as Nate Wolters and Caron Butler tonight, meaning Ilyasova never got a chance to get going. Figuring out the Bucks rotation is akin to trying to solve the Rubik's cube, assuming you're not one of those guys who actually knows how to solve the Rubik's cube.
Ersan Ilyasova F MIL 18 Days
Ersan Ilyasova has "expressed a desire to be traded," according to Bucks beat writer Gery Woelfel.
Ilyasova's season has been hampered by ankle and back injuries and he's shooting just 37.5 percent from the field, but he's talented enough that "several teams are believed to be interested in him." With a tolerable contract paying him a guaranteed $15.8 million over the next two seasons, it wouldn't be shocking to see him dealt before the Feb. 20 deadline.
Ersan Ilyasova F MIL 22 Days
Ersan Ilyasova returned from a two-game absence on Wednesday with 16 points, nine boards, two assists and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.
He had some back spasms heading into tonight and was still able to play 35 minutes, which is well above his 26.8 average on the season. Ilyasova has been a mess on offense and he was a little more aggressive than usual. We've seen Ilyasova have his good games on occasion and he was great last year, but it takes a little slice of crazy to own him.
Ersan Ilyasova F MIL 22 Days
Ersan Ilyasova (back) will play against the Pelicans on Wednesday night.
He missed the last two games with back spasms and the Bucks really needed him to suit up with their frontcourt currently decimated. Ilyasova has been a disaster on offense this year, making just 37.5 percent of his shots and he might have to take a new approach to scoring. There is plenty of opportunity tonight, but his inconsistency and some guy named Anthony Davis could hold him back in his return.