Milwaukee Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova said that if he …

Milwaukee Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova said that if he ever returned to play in his native Turkey again, then Fenerbahce Beko would be his preferred choice of destination. “Fenerbahce is a big community. I think I’d like to play for Fenerbahce in Turkey,” Ilyasova said to Anadolu Agency.

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“Ersan is a high-character, veteran player who gives our team an additional shooter to help spread the court,” said Bucks General Manager Jon Horst. “He has a team-first mentality and brings toughness and energy to both ends of the floor. We are very excited to have him and his family back in Milwaukee.”
Frank Madden: Sidenote to Ersan Ilyasova returning to Milwaukee: Ilyasova's agent Andy Shiffman works for Priority Sports....aka Mark Bartelstein, Jabari Parker's agent. Would have loved to hear what the Bucks promised Ersan in terms of role given he might not have one if Parker returned.
Gery Woelfel: Ersan Ilyasova, vacationing in Florida, confirms he has reached an agreement with Bucks on three-year, $21 million deal. Ilyasova, who began his career with the Bucks, chose Milwaukee over Philly, the Lakers, Minnesota and Toronto.
Mark Deeks: Ersan Ilyasova is eligible for a full no-trade clause, by the way. Which would be a laugh.
Alex Kennedy: If the Sixers sign Ersan Ilyasova (as has been reported), sources say that Philadelphia may waive Trevor Booker. Plenty of NBA teams, especially contenders, are monitoring that situation. If waived, Booker would receive plenty of interest as a free agent.
Ersan Ilyasova and the Hawks have been discussing a buyout over the past several days, and Atlanta has been eager to allow Ilyasova to join a playoff team and contend down the stretch of the season. Ilyasova has considered several possibilities with playoff teams, including Philadelphia, Golden State, Cleveland, Milwaukee and Toronto.
Michael Cunningham: Hawks buyout agreement with Ilyasova is tentative but expected to get done.
The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club has re-signed forward Ersan Ilyasova, it was announced today by General Manager and Head of Basketball Operations Travis Schlenk. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
When he was asked this weekend about the possibility of re-signing with the Sixers, Ilyasova gave the impression that he wants to be more than a stopgap player. The 6-foot-10 power forward will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. "I like the team," said Ilyasova, 29, a ninth-year veteran. "I like the way we play. I see a bright future with this team. There are small things we have to adjust . . . later, and I think we will be right in the top eight of the playoff teams." Ilyasova talked as if he's going to be here. The Sixers are delighted with his performance and he s fitting in well in the locker room.
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