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Ersan Ilyasova

29-Year-Old    PF,SF    Philadelphia 76ers

2016-17 NBA Stats

PTS

13.0

REB

6.2

AST

1.6

STL

0.5

BLK

0.2

2016-17 NBA ROS Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

The Pistons acquired Ilyasova from the Bucks last summer with the belief that he’d provide more spacing alongside center Andre Drummond, but that plan didn’t exactly work out as the team intended. While Ilyasova was able to clear up the low block for Drummond on the offensiv...

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HT: 6' 10"   WT: 235 lbs   DOB: 5/15/1987  College: Turkey   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd, #36 Overall in 2005   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a five-year, $40 million contract with the Bucks in July of 2012. Traded to the Pistons in June of 2015. Traded to the Magic in February of 2016. Traded to the Thunder in June of 2016. $8.4 million team option for the 2016-17 season exercised by the Thunder in June of 2016.

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Ilyasova tallied 23 points (9-16 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 3-4 FT), eight rebounds, four assists and one steal across 32 minutes in Thursday's 99-88 win over the Pelicans.

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Ersan Ilyasova NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2005-06 18 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006-07 19 66 14.7 6.1 2.9 0.7 0.4 0.3 0.8 38.3 78.7 0.8 0.9 2.0 2.2 36.5 2.1 5.5 1.1 1.3
2009-10 22 81 23.4 10.4 6.4 1.0 0.7 0.3 1.0 44.3 71.5 0.9 1.9 4.4 3.0 33.6 4.0 9.0 1.4 2.0
2010-11 23 MIL 60 25.1 9.5 6.1 0.9 0.9 0.4 0.6 43.6 89.4 1.1 1.8 4.3 2.0 29.8 3.7 8.5 1.6 1.7
2011-12 24 MIL 60 27.6 13.0 8.8 1.2 0.7 0.7 0.9 49.2 78.1 1.3 3.3 5.6 1.9 45.5 4.9 10.0 2.4 3.1
2012-13 25 MIL 73 27.6 13.2 7.1 1.6 0.9 0.5 1.3 46.2 79.6 1.0 2.1 5.0 2.9 44.4 5.1 11.0 1.7 2.2
2013-14 26 MIL 55 26.9 11.2 6.2 1.3 0.8 0.1 0.7 40.9 82.3 1.1 1.9 4.3 2.4 28.2 4.3 10.5 1.9 2.4
2014-15 27 MIL 58 22.7 11.5 4.8 1.0 0.6 0.3 1.3 47.2 64.5 0.8 1.4 3.4 3.3 38.9 4.5 9.6 1.2 1.8
2015-16 28 DET 52 27.6 11.3 5.4 1.1 0.7 0.5 1.5 42.5 72.5 1.1 1.9 3.5 4.1 36.3 4.2 9.8 1.5 2.1
2015-16 28 ORL 22 20.3 8.1 5.5 0.5 0.6 0.3 0.8 41.8 71.1 0.5 2.0 3.5 2.0 40.9 2.9 7.0 1.5 2.0
2015-16 28 DET/ORL 74 25.4 10.4 5.4 0.9 0.7 0.4 1.3 42.4 72.1 1.0 1.9 3.5 3.5 37.1 3.8 8.9 1.5 2.1
2016-17 29 OKC 3 20.7 5.0 5.3 0.3 1.0 0.3 1.0 37.5 0.0 1.3 0.7 4.7 4.0 25.0 2.0 5.3 0.0 0.0
2016-17 29 PHI 20 27.2 14.2 6.3 1.8 0.4 0.2 2.0 45.5 80.0 1.2 1.1 5.2 5.2 37.9 5.1 11.2 2.0 2.5
2016-17 29 OKC/PHI 23 26.3 13.0 6.2 1.6 0.5 0.2 1.8 45.0 80.0 1.2 1.0 5.1 5.0 36.5 4.7 10.4 1.7 2.2
Rest Of Season Projections 29 PHI 53 21.7 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 rest of season projections for Ersan Ilyasova
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Ersan Ilyasova NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 3 36.0 21.0 11.0 3.3 1.3 0.7 2.7 46.0 69.2 1.3 2.7 8.3 8.0 33.3 7.7 16.7 3.0 4.3
Last 14 Days 7 29.4 16.0 7.6 2.4 0.6 0.4 2.1 44.0 73.9 1.3 1.6 6.0 6.3 34.1 5.7 13.0 2.4 3.3
Last 30 Days 16 27.8 14.5 7.1 1.9 0.4 0.3 1.9 47.0 79.5 1.3 1.1 6.1 5.3 36.9 5.3 11.3 1.9 2.4
Last 5 Games 5 31.0 17.6 8.2 2.6 0.8 0.6 2.4 42.5 70.0 1.0 1.8 6.4 7.2 33.3 6.2 14.6 2.8 4.0
Last 10 Games 10 30.3 15.8 8.3 2.2 0.5 0.3 2.0 47.1 75.0 1.3 1.4 6.9 5.6 35.7 5.7 12.1 2.4 3.2
Last 20 Games 20 27.1 14.2 6.3 1.8 0.4 0.2 2.0 45.5 80.0 1.2 1.1 5.2 5.2 37.9 5.1 11.2 2.0 2.5

 

2016-17 NBA Game Log   Ersan Ilyasova
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Date Opp MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Dec 8 @NOP 32 23 8 4 1 0 1 9 16 3 4 2 6 2 6 2
Dec 6 @MEM 40 23 17 4 1 2 2 7 19 5 7 4 13 3 14 5
Dec 5 DEN 36 17 8 2 2 0 1 7 15 1 2 2 5 3 5 2
Dec 3 BOS 30 18 6 2 0 0 1 6 14 3 3 3 7 0 6 2
Dec 2 ORL 17 7 2 1 0 1 0 2 9 2 4 1 5 1 1 1
Nov 30 SAC Did Not Play
Nov 28 @TOR 23 11 6 3 0 0 1 4 8 2 2 1 3 0 6 1
Nov 27 CLE 28 13 6 1 0 0 3 5 10 1 1 2 5 2 4 3
Nov 25 CHI 26 14 7 2 0 0 1 5 8 3 4 1 2 1 6 1
Nov 23 MEM 40 22 12 0 0 0 1 8 15 4 5 2 5 2 10 6
Nov 21 MIA 31 10 11 3 1 0 2 4 7 0 0 2 5 0 11 3
Nov 19 PHO 24 11 2 1 1 0 0 5 9 0 0 1 4 0 2 2
Nov 17 @MIN 21 11 3 3 0 0 2 5 12 0 0 1 4 0 3 1
Nov 16 WAS 26 16 4 0 0 0 1 5 10 2 2 4 8 1 3 6
Nov 14 @HOU 22 13 6 0 0 0 0 5 11 2 2 1 2 0 6 1
Nov 12 @ATL 24 9 5 2 1 1 4 4 12 0 0 1 5 0 5 3
Nov 11 IND 24 14 11 2 0 0 0 4 6 3 3 3 5 2 9 2
Nov 9 @IND 21 6 2 2 1 0 0 2 6 1 2 1 2 0 2 1
Nov 7 UTA 26 10 3 2 0 0 2 2 12 5 5 1 5 1 2 0
Nov 5 CLE 28 21 4 0 0 0 0 8 13 1 2 4 6 2 2 3
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Nov 2 @CHA 23 14 3 2 0 0 1 5 12 2 2 2 6 2 1 3
Nov 1 ORL Did Not Play
Oct 29 ATL Did Not Play
Oct 26 OKC 20 10 5 1 1 0 0 4 7 0 0 2 5 1 4 1
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True Shooting Percentage

56.9%

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In 2016-17, Ersan Ilyasova has a true shooting percentage of 56.9%.

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Ersan Ilyasova NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2005-06 18 0 36.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006-07 19 66 36.0 14.9 7.0 1.8 1.0 0.6 2.0 38.3 78.7 1.9 2.1 4.8 5.5 36.5 5.1 13.4 2.6 3.3
2009-10 22 81 36.0 15.9 9.8 1.6 1.0 0.4 1.5 44.3 71.5 1.3 3.0 6.8 4.6 33.6 6.1 13.8 2.1 3.0
2010-11 23 MIL 60 36.0 13.7 8.7 1.3 1.2 0.6 0.9 43.6 89.4 1.5 2.5 6.2 2.9 29.8 5.3 12.1 2.2 2.5
2011-12 24 MIL 60 36.0 17.0 11.5 1.5 0.9 1.0 1.1 49.2 78.1 1.7 4.3 7.2 2.4 45.5 6.4 13.0 3.1 4.0
2012-13 25 MIL 73 36.0 17.2 9.3 2.1 1.2 0.6 1.7 46.2 79.6 1.3 2.8 6.5 3.8 44.4 6.6 14.4 2.2 2.8
2013-14 26 MIL 55 36.0 15.1 8.3 1.8 1.1 0.2 0.9 40.9 82.3 1.5 2.6 5.7 3.2 28.2 5.8 14.1 2.6 3.2
2014-15 27 MIL 58 36.0 18.3 7.6 1.5 1.0 0.5 2.0 47.2 64.5 1.2 2.2 5.4 5.2 38.9 7.2 15.2 1.9 2.9
2015-16 28 DET 52 36.0 14.8 7.1 1.4 1.0 0.7 2.0 42.5 72.5 1.5 2.5 4.6 5.4 36.3 5.4 12.8 2.0 2.7
2015-16 28 ORL 22 36.0 14.3 9.7 1.0 1.1 0.5 1.4 41.8 71.1 1.0 3.6 6.1 3.5 40.9 5.2 12.3 2.6 3.6
2015-16 28 DET/ORL 74 36.0 14.7 7.7 1.3 1.0 0.6 1.8 42.4 72.1 1.4 2.8 5.0 5.0 37.1 5.4 12.7 2.1 2.9
2016-17 29 OKC 3 36.0 8.7 9.3 0.6 1.7 0.6 1.7 37.5 0.0 2.3 1.2 8.1 7.0 25.0 3.5 9.3 0.0 0.0
2016-17 29 PHI 20 36.0 18.7 8.3 2.4 0.5 0.3 2.6 45.5 80.0 1.5 1.5 6.9 6.8 37.9 6.8 14.8 2.6 3.3
2016-17 29 OKC/PHI 23 36.0 17.7 8.4 2.2 0.7 0.3 2.5 45.0 80.0 1.6 1.4 7.0 6.8 36.5 6.4 14.3 2.4 3.0
Rest Of Season Projections 29 PHI 53 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 rest of season projections for Ersan Ilyasova
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Ersan Ilyasova NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2005-06 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2006-07 19 66 973 402 189 49 27 17 54 38.3 78.7 51 58 131 148 36.5 139 363 70 89
2009-10 22 81 1896 840 517 84 53 23 81 44.3 71.5 71 157 360 241 33.6 323 729 113 158
2010-11 23 MIL 60 1505 571 365 56 51 24 36 43.6 89.4 63 105 260 121 29.8 221 507 93 104
2011-12 24 MIL 60 1655 782 529 71 42 44 51 49.2 78.1 76 196 333 112 45.5 294 597 143 183
2012-13 25 MIL 73 2012 962 520 117 68 36 95 46.2 79.6 75 154 366 214 44.4 371 803 125 157
2013-14 26 MIL 55 1478 618 342 72 46 8 37 40.9 82.3 61 107 235 131 28.2 237 579 107 130
2014-15 27 MIL 58 1319 669 277 56 36 19 74 47.2 64.5 45 80 197 190 38.9 263 557 69 107
2015-16 28 DET 52 1434 589 282 55 38 27 78 42.5 72.5 59 99 183 215 36.3 216 508 79 109
2015-16 28 ORL 22 447 178 121 12 14 6 18 41.8 71.1 12 45 76 44 40.9 64 153 32 45
2015-16 28 DET/ORL 74 1881 767 403 67 52 33 96 42.4 72.1 71 144 259 259 37.1 280 661 111 154
2016-17 29 OKC 3 62 15 16 1 3 1 3 37.5 0.0 4 2 14 12 25.0 6 16 0 0
2016-17 29 PHI 20 544 283 126 36 8 4 39 45.5 80.0 23 22 104 103 37.9 102 224 40 50
2016-17 29 OKC/PHI 23 606 298 142 37 11 5 42 45.0 80.0 27 24 118 115 36.5 108 240 40 50
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Ersan Ilyasova NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2005-06 18 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006-07 19 66 14.7 50.0 45.7 9.8 10.2 1.0 5.9
2009-10 22 81 23.4 52.6 49.9 8.8 7.4 1.2 12.3
2010-11 23 MIL 60 25.1 51.6 47.1 8.3 9.4 0.9 11.8
2011-12 24 MIL 60 27.6 57.7 53.5 8.6 9.2 0.9 17.5
2012-13 25 MIL 73 27.6 55.2 52.1 11.0 7.0 1.6 15.9
2013-14 26 MIL 55 26.9 48.6 44.1 9.4 7.9 1.2 12.0
2014-15 27 MIL 58 22.7 55.4 53.9 7.9 6.4 1.2 11.7
2015-16 28 DET 52 27.6 53.0 50.2 8.2 8.8 0.9 11.7
2015-16 28 ORL 22 20.3 51.5 47.7 6.1 6.1 1.0 9.9
2015-16 28 DET/ORL 74 25.4 52.6 49.6 7.7 8.2 0.9 11.2
2016-17 29 OKC 3 20.7 46.9 46.9 4.8 19.0 0.3 7.3
2016-17 29 PHI 20 27.2 57.5 54.2 11.8 7.5 1.6 15.1
2016-17 29 OKC/PHI 23 26.3 56.9 53.8 11.3 8.3 1.4 14.1
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Ersan Ilyasova: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ilyasova logged 23 points (7-19 FG, 4-13 3Pt, 5-7 FT), 17 rebounds, four assists, two blocks and one steal across 40 minutes in Tuesday's 96-91 loss to the Grizzlies.

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Ilyasova (foot) will start at power forward in Monday's tilt with the Heat, Derek Bodner of Philadelphia Magazine reports.

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Ilyasova is dealing with a sore left foot, but is considered probable for Monday's game against the Heat, Derek Bodner of Philadelphia Magazine reports.

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Ilyasova started at power forward and generated 16 points (5-10 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and four rebounds in 26 minutes before fouling out in Wednesday's 109-102 win over the Wizards.

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Ilyasova will start at power forward in Wednesday's game against the Wizards, Tom Moore of the Bucks County Courier Times reports.

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Ilyasova posted 14 points (4-6 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT), 11 rebounds, two assists and one block across 24 minutes in Friday's 109-105 overtime win over the Pacers.

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Ilyasova scored 21 points (8-13 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT) while adding four rebounds in 28 minutes off the bench during Saturday's 102-101 loss to the Cavaliers.

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Ilyasova scored 14 points (5-12 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and added three rebounds and two assists across 23 minutes during Wednesday's 109-93 loss to the Hornets.

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Ilyasova has joined the 76ers in Charlotte and is expected to see "a lot" of playing time in Wednesday's game against the Hornets, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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Ilyasova remains unlikely to play Wednesday against the Hornets, Tom Moore of the Bucks County Courier Times reports.

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Ilyasova has yet to join the 76ers and is unlikely to make his debut until Saturday's game against the Cavaliers, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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The Thunder traded Ilyasova along with a future conditional draft pick to the 76ers on Tuesday in exchange for Jerami Grant, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports.

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2016-17

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2015-16

Ilyasova spent the first seven seasons of his career playing for the Bucks before getting traded to the Pistons this summer in a salary dump. Coach Stan Van Gundy and general manager Jeff Bower had Ilyasova targeted as a potential trade candidate when they first took over the Pistons front office last summer, so when he became available for the sack of forgotten dreams that was the unguaranteed contracts of Caron Butler and Shawne Williams, the Pistons brain trust jumped at the opportunity to bring Ilyasova to the team. Van Gundy had a similar player to Ilyasova when he coached Ryan Anderson with the Magic. Anderson went from being a situational player to a starter under Van Gundy, and Ilyasova may be able to find the same consistency with SVG as his coach. Ilyasova will be playing next to arguably the most exciting young center in the league in Andre Drummond, a developing paint presence who will help Ilysaova earn lots of open looks from deep. For his career, Ilyasova has averaged 10.7 points, 0.9 three-pointers, 6.0 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.7 steals, and 0.4 blocks in 24 minutes per game while shooting 45 percent from the field, 37 percent from three, and 78 percent from the line. As the starting power forward for the Pistons, he should be able to approach 28-32 mpg, which would improve his counting stats and help make him relevant in standard leagues. If you're looking for help in three-pointers in the last couple rounds of a standard draft, Ilyasova has good upside this season and is well worth a late-round pick.

2014-15

Coming off of a difficult year marred by nagging injuries, Ilyasova will look to re-solidify himself as a starting-caliber power forward. The 27-year-old endured arguably his worst NBA season in 2013-14, averaging 11.2 points and 6.2 rebounds while shooting just 41 percent from the field and a career-low 28 percent from beyond the arc. His injuries began in the preseason when he was sidelined with a severely sprained ankle. The ankle would continue to hamper him throughout the year, eventually leading to him being shut down with 12 games remaining. With a full summer to recover, the ankle issues should be a thing of the past. The question now is: how does Ilyasova factor into the Bucks' future? The selection of Jabari Parker in June's draft seems to make Ilyasova more expendable than ever, and it's no secret the Bucks wouldn't mind getting the $24.2 million he's owed over the next three seasons off the books. In all likelihood, Ilyasova will open the season as the starting power forward – assuming Jason Kidd views Parker as a small forward – and he'll compete with Khris Middleton and John Henson for minutes. If a team puts forth an intriguing trade offer, though, Ilyasova could find himself playing elsewhere at some point this season.

2013-14

Ilyasova's 2012-13 campaign was a tale of two halves. He was a massive disappointment for the first half of the season, averaging just 11.2 points (44 percent from the field, 76 percent from the line), 6.2 rebounds and 1.1 three-pointers made before the All-Star break. With a coaching change and some added confidence, Ilyasova managed to finish the season strong, averaging 17.2 points (49 percent from the field, 87 percent from the line), 9.0 rebounds and 1.7 three-pointers made after the All-Star break. While this certainly makes his 2013-14 outlook harder to gauge, a shift in the backcourt lineup from Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis to Brandon Knight and O.J. Mayo will undoubtedly change they dynamics of the Bucks offense, allowing more chances for Ilyasova to shine, if he makes most of his opportunities. With young forward John Henson making his presence known in the roster, Ilyasova may see his minutes cut if he does not impress right from the get-go. Regardless, he is still likely be a solid fantasy contributor this coming season.

2012-13

Raise your hand if you won your fantasy basketball league and had Ilyasova on your team. The forward from Turkey capitalized on injuries to other Bucks frontcourt players to breakout in 2011-12, shooting 45 percent from 3-point range while averaging 13.0 points and 8.8 rebounds in just 27.6 minutes per game. He finished second in voting for the league�s Most Improved Player award. Ilyasova has shown flashes of promise plenty of times throughout his career. When finally given an extended look last season, he seemed to display real improvement, and not just a player getting more minutes. He shot six percentage points better from the field and 16 percentage points better from 3-point range, relative to the previous season. Ilyasova emerged from a crowded forward rotation mid-season and averaged 16.1 points and 9.1 rebounds in 30.1 minutes per game after the All-Star break. Ilyasova was in the final year of a deal before becoming an unrestricted free agent, so there is an argument out there that he was more motivated to play for a new contract. Ilyasova will be the team�s primary option in the frontcourt, but the team will continue to be lead by Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis in the backcourt.

2011-12

Ilyasova is a versatile forward who rebounds hard and can shoot from the perimeter, but with a lot of forwards on the Bucks’ roster deserving of playing time, his minutes will likely be capped at around 25 per game. As such, he’s more of a guy to keep an eye on than a guy to consider late in drafts.

2010-11

Observant fantasy owners and NBA fans will know now, if they didn't already before, that last year wasn't Ilyasova's first in the NBA. The 6-10 Turk was actually selected by the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round (36th overall) of the 2005 NBA Draft, at which point he went on to play 46 games Bucks' D-League team. Ilyasova then played 66 games with the Bucks in the 2006-07 season before going to play for FC Barcelona. He showed in his original NBA go-around largely what he showed last year, too (if slightly more refined in the latter case): an intriguing blend of big man skills and shooting ability. Per 36 minutes, Ilyasova averaged 9.8 rebounds and 1.5 threes last season. That's not a combination you're likely to find among many other players. Only problem is, he was only able to net about 23 minutes per contest. Nor is that likely to change this season: with the acquisitions of Drew Gooden at the four and Corey Maggette at the three, Ilyasova's chance of crossing the 30-minute threshold is slim. If he does, though, he certainly profiles as a decent player at the end of a roster.

2009-10

Ilyasova played the last two seasons in Europe, but is still just 22 years old. He’s been drawing favorable reviews while playing with the Turkish national team this summer and could provide the Bucks will some scoring help. His defense will be a bit lacking, but he can make up for it with his offense.