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Ilyasova will come off the bench against the Heat on Sunday.

Ilyasova will give way to Giannis Antetokounmpo for starting five purposes, although Jabari Parker will ultimately slide down to power forward. The 27-year-old is averaging just 17.7 minutes on the court this season and it's not unreasonable to think that he could see around that number off the bench Sunday anyways.

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Ilyasova has played just 35 total minutes through the Bucks' first three games.

Ilyasova was injured during the preseason, so perhaps he's still working back into shape, but it's certainly concerning to see him in such a reduced role to begin the year. He played a season-high 18 minutes Saturday against Washington but saw only five minutes in Friday's home-opening win over Philadelphia. Jabari Parker appears firmly entrenched in the starting power forward spot, so Ilaysova will likely continue to come off the bench unless coach Jason Kidd opts to give Parker a try at small forward.

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Ilyasova said Monday that he feels "110 percent" heading into Wednesday's season opener, CF Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

A knee injury and illness limited Ilyasova to just two preseason games, but he's expected to be fully ready to go for Wednesday's matchup with the new-look Hornets. While Ilyasova has started slowly in the past, he may not be able to afford to do so this season, as rookie Jabari Parker threatens to grab hold of the starting power forward spot. The Bucks will likely try out a number of lineups under new coach Jason Kidd, but the bottom line is Ilyasova's leash won't be as long this season as it's been in the past, and he'll need to take advantage of his early-season opportunities.

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Ilyasova (knee) will play Wednesday, Fox Sports Wisconsin's Andrew Gruman reports.

It sounds like he is relatively healthy, although Ilyasova is a notoriously slow starter, and also has a lot of other players to contend with for minutes in the frontcourt, so for those reasons, he should be approached with skepticism on draft day.

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Ilyasova (knee) could play Wednesday against the T'Wolves, Andrew Gruman of Fox Sports Wisconsin reports.

Coach Jason Kidd said Ilyasova worked extensively during Tuesday's practice, and it sounds as though he's close to returning. Between the knee injury and an illness, Ilyasova has been limited to just two preseason games.

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Ilyasova (knee) will not travel with the Bucks on their upcoming two-game road trip, Andrew Gruman of Fox Sports Wisconsin reports.

Ilyasova, who missed Wednesday's practice, is dealing with a knee injury, but the team has not provided much detail regarding his condition. While it doesn't appear to be anything overly serious, Ilyasova will miss Friday's contest against against Minnesota and Monday's game against the Knicks. We'll continue to monitor Ilyasova's status on a daily basis in advance of the regular season.

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Ilyasova is dealing with a knee injury and was held out of Wednesday's practice, Fox Sports Wisconsin's Andrew Gruman reports.

It's not clear exactly how Ilyasova sustained the injury, or how serious it is, but it's likely a minor concern. Continue to monitor his status over the coming days for an official diagnosis.

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Ilyasova (illness) will play in Saturday's game, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Charles Gardner reports.

He didn't travel with the team for the first two preseason games because he had the flu, but will make his return this weekend and can be considered healthy moving forward.

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Ilyasova (illness) did not travel with the team to Green Bay on Wednesday, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Charles Gardner reports.

He likely won't play in Thursday's game either, since he didn't travel with the team. However, considering it's just an illness, he should be fine for the start of the regular season.

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Ilyasova (illness) is unlikely to travel with the Bucks for Wednesday's and Thursday's preseason games, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Ilyasova has missed the past two days of practice due to the flu, so he's not expected to be available for either of Milwaukee's first couple exhibition contests. Wednesday's preseason opener versus the Grizzlies takes place in Green Bay, while the Bucks' subsequent encounter is in Detroit against the Pistons. While Ilyasova is likely to stay behind for that brief road trip, if his health improves, he could make his preseason debut Saturday in Milwaukee versus the Bulls.