Ersan Ilyasova

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  • Ersan Ilyasova - F - Milwaukee Bucks

    Ersan Ilyasova started for Giannis Antetokounmpo (sore right quad, left hip contusion) and scored 12 points (no 3s) to go with five rebounds and two steals in Friday's loss to the Wizards.

    Ilyasova has been between the top-200 and top-220 all season so has pretty consistent value for deep-leaguers looking for a little bit of everything. His biggest value is lack of turnovers so has more of a 9-cat roto lean.

  • Ersan Ilyasova - F - Milwaukee Bucks

    Ersan Ilyasova (sore left quad) and D.J. Wilson (left hip pointer) will both be available to play on Friday vs. the Wizards.

    Wilson had some marginally better numbers when Ilyasova was out recovering from nose surgery but since both are back, Ilyasova has the best chance to hold some value, though likely not enough for 14-16 deep.

    Source: Matt Velazquez on Twitter

  • Ersan Ilyasova - F - Milwaukee Bucks

    Ersan Ilyasova (quad soreness) is probable for Friday's game against the Wizards

    Ilyasova has some very deep league appeal in 16-team leagues but given the Bucks' depth up front, there isn't a lot of guaranteed minutes for him. Expect some scoring, a few boards and some 3-pointers.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Ersan Ilyasova - F - Milwaukee Bucks

    Ersan Ilyasova returned from a broken nose on Friday and delivered 10 points, 10 rebounds and a steal in 19 minutes of work.

    If you were worried that Ilyasova would be tentative following an eight-game layoff, he took a charge in his first sequence of the game. He's going to help bolster the Bucks' depth but is unlikely to hit the fantasy radar for any extended period of time in leagues with fewer than 16 teams.

  • Ersan Ilyasova - F - Milwaukee Bucks

    Ersan Ilyasova (broken nose) has been removed from the injury report and will play on Friday night.

    Ilyasova was able to go through some activity in recent practices and coach Bud said his return was close, even if it didn't end up happening tonight. If you're in a 16-team format then Ilyasova is a safe add for his blend of threes, rebounds and occasional defensive stats.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Ersan Ilyasova - F - Milwaukee Bucks

    Ersan Ilyasova went through Thursday's non-contact practice, and coach Budenholzer said that if he doesn't return from his broken nose on Friday it shouldn't be much longer after that.

    Ilyasova underwent nasal surgery on December 21 and was able to ramp up his practice activity on Saturday. He'll help bolster Milwaukee's bench when he does return and should be looked at as a top-200 asset who might flirt with top-150 value for stretches. D.J. Wilson and Thon Maker are the likely candidates to lose minutes when Ilyasova returns.

    Source: Matt Velazquez on Twitter

  • Ersan Ilyasova - F - Milwaukee Bucks

    Ersan Ilyasova started practicing "a bit more" on Saturday, got some shots up before Milwaukee's game against the Nets, and showed up with a mask during parts of Monday's session as he is working his way towards returning to basketball action.

    As one of the premier charge-takers in the NBA for over a decade, Ilyasova is no stranger to breaking his nose and this was actually the ninth time. The Turkish forward won't be back in action when the Bucks take on the Pistons tonight, but depending on his progress, he may be cleared for Friday or Saturday. He is only an option in deeper leagues and his return won’t have much impact to any of the main rotation guys.

    Source: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

  • Ersan Ilyasova - F - Milwaukee Bucks

    Ersan Ilyasova is out indefinitely after undergoing nasal surgery on Friday.

    Ilyasova had been on the injury report with a nose contusion, but he actually fractured it in practice on December 16. D.J. Wilson has been seeing more work of late, and he, Sterling Brown and Thon Maker will absorb Ilyasova's minutes. None are great options in deep leagues but Wilson's played the most of the bunch over the last couple of games, so he's the play if you're dying to make a move here.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Ersan Ilyasova - F - Milwaukee Bucks

    Ersan Ilyasova has been ruled out of Friday's game with a broken nose.

    Ilyasova has missed the last two games with with was originally called a nose contusion, but the updated diagnosis isn't exactly surprising considering he'll be missing his third straight game. D.J. Wilson, Sterling Brown and Thon Maker have been helping to fill the void in Milwaukee's second unit but are only options in leagues with 20 teams or more.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Ersan Ilyasova - F - Milwaukee Bucks

    The official NBA injury report has Ersan Ilyasova listed as out heading into Wednesday's game against the Pelicans, due to a nose contusion.

    After a strong start, Ilyasova has failed to stay inside the top-200 this year, with the Bucks using plenty of small-ball lineups paired with Giannis Antetokounmpo. It was DJ Wilson who stepped up during his absence on Monday playing a career-high 26 minutes, and we should see more Thon Maker and Sterling Brown as well, if he misses another game tonight.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Ersan Ilyasova - F - Milwaukee Bucks

    Ersan Ilyasova (nose contusion) has been ruled out of Monday's game.

    Ilyasova has previously dealt with a minor concussion and a nose contusion this season so it's not surprising to see the Bucks tread carefully with another head/face injury. Thon Maker and Sterling Brown are the likely candidates to play more with Milwaukee down their stretch four.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Ersan Ilyasova - F - Milwaukee Bucks

    Ersan Ilyasova (concussion) has passed the league-mandated concussion protocol and is available to play on Friday vs. the Warriors.

    Ilyasova has only played in one of the Bucks’ last five games as he dealt with a mild concussion but looks good to go for tonight. He’s been barely a top-200 play in 9-cat so there are likely better options for you to use.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Ersan Ilyasova - F - Milwaukee Bucks

    Ersan Ilyasova (concussion) is probable to play against the Warriors on Friday night.

    Ilyasova returned to practice on Wednesday and is looking set to return from his two-game absence. He'll step back into his stretch four role off the bench and is worth adding in 16-team formats and a watch list candidate in anything shallower.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Ersan Ilyasova - F - Milwaukee Bucks

    Ersan Ilyasova (concussion) said he was able to practice on Wednesday and plans to do the same on Thursday before determining his status for Friday's game.

    Ilyasova has missed the last two games but is improving. His return will help lengthen Milwaukee's bench but things have been out of whack between Khris Middleton's benching and absence and the blowout nature of tonight's game, so there isn't much to read into over this recent sample of Ilya-less basketball.

    Source: Matt Velazquez on Twitter

  • Ersan Ilyasova - F - Milwaukee Bucks

    Ersan Ilyasova (mild concussion) won't suit up on Wednesday night.

    Ilyasova was listed as doubtful so this is no surprise. He's a solid bet for top-175 numbers when he's healthy even though he presently sits outside the top-200. While Ilyasova is out, the Bucks could hand more minutes to Thon Maker and Sterling Brown, but there's really not much in terms of a fantasy impact here.

    Source: NBA.com