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Ilyasova had seven points, one rebound, one block, and two steals in 17 minutes as the starter Thursday against the Jazz.
Ilyasova received less playing time as the starter than he did Monday coming off the bench, where he logged 23 minutes on the floor. If he retains a starting role, he should be able to put up better production than he did Thursday but still remains a low-end fantasy option.
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Ilyasova is starting Thursday's game against the Jazz, FOX Sports Wisconsin reports.
After coming off the bench in his two appearances following a 10-game absence, Ilyasova will replace the underwhelming Johnny O'Bryant in the starting five. His previous tilt Monday against the Raptors is likely more indicative of his potential output -- 14 points, seven rebounds, and one block in 23 minutes -- but an uptick in his workload cannot be ruled out with a more prominent role.
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Ilyasova practiced with the first unit Wednesday and is likely to move into the starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Jazz, Andrew Gruman of Fox Sports Wisconsin reports.
Injuries have forced Milwaukee to shuffle its lineup for much of the season. After Jabari Parker went down with a season-ending knee injury, Jason Kidd turned to rookie second-rounder Johnny O'Bryant to fill the starting power forward spot, as Ilyasova was injured at the time. With the veteran now back in the mix, and coming off of a strong showing against Toronto on Monday, he appears poised to reclaim his starting spot, and he'll probably remain the starter going forward. O'Bryant provided decent energy but is a very poor rebounder for his size and is still struggling with the speed of the NBA game.
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Ilyasova scored 14 points (5-9 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-6 FT) to go along with seven rebounds and one block in 23 minutes Monday against the Raptors.
Ilyasova looked active Monday and provided solid minutes off the bench for the Bucks. He has the ability to hit shots from behind the arc, but his overall production is limited as he is only averaging 9.6 points and 3.9 rebounds a game this season.
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Ilyasova returned from a ten-game absence due to a concussion on Wednesday and put up one point (0-6 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 1-4 FT) and two rebounds in 12 minutes off the bench.
Ilyasova could jump back into the starting lineup at some point, but even in the six games he started earlier this season, Ilyasova averaged just 6.8 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 0.3 steals, and 0.3 three-pointers in 21 minutes per game, while shooting 37 percent from the field and 14 percent from byond the arc. Avoid him in standard leagues unless he starts playing over 26 mpg.
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Ilyasova (concussion) is expected to see 10-to-20 minutes against the Knicks on Thursday, CF Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Ilyasova will make his return to action in London on Thursday afternoon, but coach Jason Kidd said he'll be on a minutes restriction, as he's played in just one game since Dec. 2.
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Ilyasova (concussion) will play in Thursday's game against the Knicks in London, Bucks play-by-play announcer Jim Paschke reports.
Ilyasova has played in just one game since Dec. 2, but he may be an option for the starting lineup, as the Bucks have been using Johnny O'Bryant at power forward. O'Bryant doesn't get typical starter minutes, so Ilyasova's return could also cut into the playing time of a slew of other players.
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Ilyasova (concussion) is making progress and will make the trip to London next week, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Charles Gardner reports.
The Bucks play in London on Thursday, and it would seem unnecessary to bring Ilyasova on that trip if there was not a chance he could play in the game. Consider him day-to-day for now, although he will not play Friday.
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Ilyasova (concussion) rejoined the Bucks on Monday and took part in the team's walkthrough, Andrew Gruman of Fox Sports Wisconsin reports.
Ilyasova is in the midst of the league's concussion protocol and deemed himself day-to-day. He's hoping to raise his activity level Tuesday, but he will not play against the Suns, and it seems highly unlikely he'd be ready for Wednesday's game in Philadelphia.
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Ilyasova (concussion) will be out a while, SB Nation's Aron Yohannes reports. "He's got a ways to go," coach Jason Kidd said.
Meanwhile, Larry Sanders is expected to be away from the team indefinitely due to personal reasons, so John Henson, Zaza Pachulia and Johnny O'Bryant should see most of the frontcourt minutes for the Bucks for the foreseeable future.