Ersan Ilyasova F MIL 17 Mins
Ilyasova (concussion) will not play Friday against the Hawks, Andrew Gruman of Fox Sports Wisconsin reports.
Ilyasova returned from a nine-game absence Tuesday against Charlotte and scored four points in 16 minutes. He's apparently still dealing with lingering concussion symptoms, however, and will return to the sideline Friday. Consider him questionable for Saturday's rematch with the Hawks in Milwaukee.
Ersan Ilyasova F MIL 2 Days
Ilyasova (nose) returned from a nine-game absence Tuesday. He put up four points (2-8 FG, 0-3 3Pt), four rebounds, and one assist in 16 minutes off the bench.
With starting power forward Jabari Parker (knee) out for the rest of the season, Ilyasova should have plenty of opportunity to try and claim significant minutes in the Bucks frontcourt. Prior to his injury, Ilyasova averaged 11.1 points and 4.3 rebounds in 20 minutes per game in November. That's not enough minutes to be of use in standard leagues, but with Parker's minutes available, Ilyasova should be on all watch lists in case his role expands.
Ersan Ilyasova F MIL 3 Days
Ilyasova (nose) will be available off the bench Tuesday.
Johnny O'Bryant will get the start again at the four Tuesday, with Ilyasova serving as a reserve. It may be worth rostering Ilyasova with Jabari Parker out for the season, but owners should not be expecting much from him on a night-to-night basis right now.
Ersan Ilyasova F MIL 4 Days
Ilyasova (nose) is hoping to return Tuesday against the Hornets, C.F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Ilyasova hasn't played since Dec. 2, when he suffered a nasal fracture against the Cavaliers. He went through a full practice Monday, however, and there's a good chance he'll be available Tuesday. Ilyasova will don a mask, and coach Jason Kidd said he'll bring the forward off the bench initially. With John Henson (foot) and Jabari Parker (knee) out of action, Ilyasova should be able to carve out a significant role once fully healthy.
Ersan Ilyasova F MIL 6 Days
Ilyasova (nose) is getting closer to a return and will be reevaluated next week when the Bucks return home from their current road trip, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Charles Gardner reports.
The short-handed Bucks will have to play at least one more game without Ilyasova, but he should be back at some point next week if his evaluation goes well.
Ersan Ilyasova F MIL 8 Days
Ilyasova (nose) remains out for Thursday's game against the Kings, Andrew Gruman of Fox Sports Wisconsin reports.
Ilyasova continues to sit out due to a nasal fracture and concussion, and it seems unlikely he joins the team for Saturday's game in Los Angeles, which concludes Milwaukee's Western Conference road swing. With John Henson (foot), Larry Sanders (suspension) and Jabari Parker (knee) all out Thursday, the Bucks will be extremely shorthanded in the frontcourt.
Ersan Ilyasova F MIL 9 Days
Ilyasova is listed as being "out" for Wednesday night's matchup against the Trail Blazers, ESPN's True Hoop Network reports.
The Bucks are currently without basically all of their power forwards with the news yesterday that Jabari Parker has a torn ACL. Ersan Ilyasova, John Henson and Damien Inglis are all also listed as being out, while Johnny O'Bryant is questionable. When Ilyasova returns, Parker owners will want to pick him up, and any owner will likely want to take advantage of his increased minutes. His next chance to return is Thursday night against the Kings.
Ersan Ilyasova F MIL 14 Days
Ilyasova (nose) has been cleared for light conditioning and will have a checkup Monday to remove the cast on his face and get fitted for a mask, Andrew Gruman of FOX Sports reports.
Considering that Ilyasova won't be fitted for a mask until Monday, it seems reasonable to assume that he won't be able to take the court until Monday against the Suns at the earliest. At that point, he should be considered day-to-day while he recovers from his minor concussion and nasal fracture.
Ersan Ilyasova F MIL 15 Days
Ilyasova (nose) remains out of action and will likely miss Saturday's game against the Clippers, CF Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Ilyasova suffered a minor concussion and nasal fracture last Tuesday and is yet to return to practice, as the swelling around has not subsided to the point that he can be fitted with a mask. Consider him doubtful to play Saturday, but he'll likely return next week during the Bucks' four-game road swing, which begins Monday in Phoenix.
Ersan Ilyasova F MIL 23 Days
Ilyasova suffered a minor concussion Tuesday, in addition to a nasal fracture, and will miss at least the next four games, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Charles Gardner reports.
Ilyasova will not make the trip to Dallas with the team for Sunday's game, and will not play Tuesday in Oklahoma City either. The soonest he could return would be when the Bucks return home to Milwaukee for a matchup with the Clippers next Saturday.