Ersan Ilyasova
F ATL
7 days ago

Ilyasova recorded one point (0-4 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), eight rebounds, and two assists in 18 minutes during Wednesday's 126-80 win over the Kings.

EDGE Analysis

Ilyasova returned to action following an eight-game absence with a bruised knee, and he cleaned up on the boards off the bench. With that being said, sophomore Taurean Prince has taken hold of the starting power forward spot, rookie John Collins has been earning plenty of minutes as a reserve, and even Tyler Cavanaugh is playing well over the last two tilts. As a result, Ilyasova probably won't be worth a look outside of deep leagues on most nights.

Ersan Ilyasova
F ATL
1 week ago

Ilyasova (knee) said he's "ready to play" Wednesday against the Kings, Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran forward has appeared in just four games this season while nursing a knee bruise, missing the past eight consecutive outings. So far on the year, he's averaging just 5.5 points and 5.5 rebounds across 24.3 per game. He's also shooting only 27.6 percent from the field and 14.3 percent from deep. Those numbers are bound to go up as he gets in more run, however, as he's shot over 42.0 percent from the field and 35.0 percent from the field over the past three seasons. Ilyasova's return will likely mean fewer minutes for the likes of Luke Babbitt and possibly John Collins, though Ilyasova's minutes may be limited Wednesday, and he'll come off the bench.

Ersan Ilyasova
F ATL
1 week ago

Ilyasova (knee) is listed as probable to play in Wednesday's game against the Kings, Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's been a little over two weeks since Ilyasova was last active, but it looks like he'll be making his return to the floor at home Wednesday night against the Kings. Mike Muscala (ankle) is still listed as doubtful, so Ilyasova will likely return as the starting power forward, which would mean diminished roles for both Luke Babbit and rookie John Collins.

Ersan Ilyasova
F ATL
1 week ago

Ilyasova (knee) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Pelicans, KL Chouinard of ATLand29.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ilyasova was originally given a two-week timetable for a return, but he'll officially surpass that on Monday and the Hawks have yet to provide an update on when he could be back. With Mike Muscala (ankle) also still out, Luke Babbitt should continue to start at power forward, with John Collins seeing an elevated role off the bench.

Ersan Ilyasova
F ATL
2 weeks ago

Ilyasova (knee) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Wizards, Fox Sports Southeast reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ilyasova remains out indefinitely with a knee injury, and Saturday will mark his seventh consecutive absence. With Mike Muscala (ankle) doubtful, expect Luke Babbitt and John Collins to each pick up increased minutes.

Ersan Ilyasova
F ATL
2 weeks ago

Ilyasova (knee) is expected to sit out both Friday's game against the Pistons and Saturday's matchup with the Wizards, Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ilyasova has missed the last five games with a bone bruise in his left knee and it appears he'll remain sidelined for the team's two-game road trip later this week. Following the upcoming back-to-back, the Hawks next play the Pelicans on Monday, which will be Ilyasova's next shot to take the court. With Mike Muscala also dealing with an ankle injury, look for Luke Babbitt and John Collins to handle majority of the power forward workload.

Ersan Ilyasova
F ATL
2 weeks ago

Ilyasova (knee) will remain out Monday against Boston, KL Chouinard of Hawks.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It will be the fifth straight absence for Ilyasova, who continues to nurse a bone bruise in his left knee. He was initially given a 1-to-2-week timetable, and the veteran should now be considered questionable on a game-to-game basis. Working in his favor is the Hawks' schedule, which includes three days off before Friday's meeting with the Pistons in Detroit. With Mike Muscala also out Monday, expect John Collins and Luke Babbitt to again pick up increased minutes.

Ersan Ilyasova
F ATL
3 weeks ago

Ilyasova is expected to miss one-to-two weeks with a bone bruise in his knee, Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

After returning to the court Friday following a two-game absence, Ilyasova is now dealing with a bone bruise in his knee, which is going to cost him at least a few games. The earliest he could possibly return at this point is next Sunday against the Cavaliers, though he'll likely be reevaluated later this week to determine how his knee is progressing. With Ilyasova out, Mike Muscala is expected to start in his place, giving him a temporary uptick in value. However, John Collins also played well in relief for Ilyasova and should see boosted minutes off the bench as well.

Ersan Ilyasova
F ATL
4 weeks ago

Ilyasova (knee) will not play Sunday against the Bucks, Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ilyasova missed two games last week with a strained knee but returned to play 30 minutes in Friday's loss to the Nuggets. It appears he may have aggravated the knee injury, so the Hawks will exercise caution and hold him out Sunday. Expect Mike Muscala and John Collins to pick up extra minutes in Ilyasova's absence.

Ersan Ilyasova
F ATL
4 weeks ago

Ilyasova will play and start in Friday's game against the Nuggets, KL Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ilyasova will make his return to the floor Friday after missing two games with a strained left knee. With Ilyasova returning to the starting lineup, expect him to return to his usual load of 20-to-25 minutes, while Mike Muscala returns to his role off the bench.