Ersan Ilyasova Rumors

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Ersan Ilyasova
Ersan Ilyasova
Position: F
Born: 05/15/87
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:235 lbs. / 106.6 kg.
Salary: $6,514,288
Before the game, Kanter, who has been feuding with the Turkish government, said Ilyasova is the toast of the media in their native country while he gets ripped for everything he says. Kanter said he was bashed for remarking this week that he isn’t able to get a lot of endorsements because U.S. companies with ties overseas are concerned with his Turkey squabble. The Post reported Kanter will hire prominent agent Mark Bartelstein to decide on his opt-out clause and help him with endorsements. “[Ilyasova is] my homeboy,’’ Kanter said. “He didn’t do it on purpose. I played with him on the national team. I’m sure a lot of Turks will be happy. Go on social media, a lot of Turks will be happy he did that.’’
“We had spoken with (Bucks GM) Jon Horst and (Bucks head coach) Joe Prunty on the phone kind all of those days when I was available,’’ Ilyasova said. “There were some other teams in the mix, too. But, yes, I was interested in coming to Milwaukee.’’ How interested? Very interested. “It was close, really close,’’ Ilyasova said of signing with the Bucks. “The money was similar (between Milwaukee and Philadelphia). Money wasn’t a choice, though. It was playing time and being in a comfortable situation.’’