HoopsHype Ersan Ilyasova rumors

March 2, 2013 Updates

Sources say Milwaukee, however, was not willing to put Ellis or Ilyasova into the deal. Which left the Hawks with two choices: Trade Smith to Milwaukee for a package featuring Beno Udrih's expiring contract paired with forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute … or keep Smith beyond the deadline and risk seeing him walk away from Atlanta in the summertime without compensation. ESPN.com

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Boylan fully realizes what an important piece Ilyasova is to the Bucks’ puzzle and has made a concerted effort to be on the same page with him. Boylan said he will often talk to Ilyasova at practice or after games. “Another thing I said to Ersan was that I want him to get back to playing with all of his energy that he played with last year,” Boylan said. “And he’s done that. “It’s all coming together for him and, hopefully, he can continue the way he’s been playing. I think he knows how I feel about him and the impact he has on our team, which is significant.” Racine Journal-Times

January 5, 2013 Updates

Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova will miss Saturday night's game against Indiana due to a right ankle injury, coach Scott Skiles said in his pre- game remarks. Skiles said he will stay with the same starting lineup he used in Friday's 115-101 loss to Houston: Ekpe Udoh and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute at forwards, Larry Sanders at center and Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings at guards. Beno Udrih will play again after testing his injured right ankle against the Rockets, playing 24 minutes and contributing 11 points and four assists on Friday. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

January 2, 2013 Updates

Does Ellis and Jenning’s individualistic style of play have an effect on your performance? Ersan Ilyasova: Yes it’s true, point guard is very important for a power forward. If you can’t get the ball it’s harder to score. This is a fact its true but the main reason is my lack of minutes at the start of the season. I’m working extra to solve this, I’m trying hard to increase my shooting percentage too. TrendBasket

First of all, how’s the season going for you and Milwaukee? Ersan Ilyasova: I go through same thing each year, they signed too many players for the same position again this year. As a result coach tried everyone in the rotation. Now I started to get more time and I’m playing better. At the beginning of the season I didn’t get the minutes I was expecting and I was feeling down. I think it’s better now TrendBasket

December 31, 2012 Updates

The Raptors have been linked to Lakers big man Pau Gasol, Milwaukee’s Ersan Ilyasova, and Denver’s Wilson Chandler; however, Raptors sources warn taking on a ton of long-term salary is not what they are looking for in a deal unless it’s exactly the right player. HoopsWorld

December 22, 2012 Updates

Ersan Ilyasova didn't mean to injure Jeff Green. The two got tangled up fighting for a rebound with less than 30 seconds to go in overtime during the Milwaukee Bucks win over the Boston Celtics and Ilyasova elbowed Green in the face in the battle for the ball. Green staggered to the ground before leaving the game with a bruised left cheek and chipped teeth. "I tipped the ball and I tried to get it," Ilyasova told CSNNE.com. "I felt I hit him with my elbow when I was just jumping down, his face was kind of looking up." CSNNE.com

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While Ilyasova is starting to find himself, veteran center Samuel Dalembert is questioning the way he is being used. Dalembert, who is 31 years old and an expiring contract, hasn’t been seeing the kind of minutes he hoped for. He too has been moved from the starting lineup to the second unit. He’s playing just 16 minutes a night and providing six points, four rebounds and nearly two blocks during that time, but it’s not what he expected. “It is not working,” Dalembert said. “It’s not quite, I thought my role would have been a little bit more. But, like I said it’s coaching and everybody is doing their best. HoopsWorld

Bucks head coach Scott Skiles is still figuring out the rotation. As of right now Sanders and Udoh are his starters. Ilyasova originally was a starter after his breakout campaign last season, but he’s since been moved into a reserve role due to his early struggles. “It is a little bit [tough],” Ilyasova said to HOOPSWORLD. “We got a lot of big guys in different spots. It’s hard to find room some times. It doesn’t really matter. Whenever I step out on the floor I just try to be myself and give 100 percent.” HoopsWorld

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