Dio's tour of the league pulls off in the Central Division, where some young players could be looking at additional opportunities for teams that are looking to take a step forward.
October 13, 2019, 5:42 pmGiannis AntetokounmpoPF, Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo (illness) will not play in Sunday's preseason game versus the Wizards.
The MVP will get the night off the rest up. Ersan Ilyasova will start in his place and become a viable DFS play.
Source: Chris Miller on Twitter
October 12, 2019, 12:03 amErsan IlyasovaPF, Milwaukee Bucks
Ersan Ilyasova scored 18 points (6-for-10 shooting) with five threes, two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block on Friday.
Ilyasova will be useful for the Bucks, but not so much for fantasy managers. The same can be said about Donte DiVincenzo, who had 14 points, four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one three.
October 9, 2019, 6:30 pmErsan IlyasovaPF, Milwaukee Bucks
Ersan Ilyasova (left hip tightness) and Sterling Brown (right quad contusion) are available for Wednesday's preseason game vs. the Jazz.
Ilyasova and Brown seem to be dealing with minor injuries that shouldn't have anyone concerned. They both should have bench roles for this playoff-bound squad. Neither are likely to have a fantasy impact in standard leagues.
Source: NBA Injury Report
October 9, 2019, 3:51 pmErsan IlyasovaPF, Milwaukee Bucks
Ersan Ilyasova (left hip tightness) is probable for Wednesday's matchup vs. the Jazz.
Ilyasova missed Monday's preseason opener but looks likely to play in tonight's matchup. Monitor his status up until tip-off if he is someone you are considering for DFS matchups.
Source: NBA Injury Report
October 7, 2019, 6:46 pmGiannis AntetokounmpoPF, Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo won't face the Bulls on Monday.
Eric Bledsoe, Khris Middleton, and Ersan Ilyasova will also miss Monday's matchup. None of this is a major surprise so early in preseason. Antetokounmpo should be drafted within the top few picks this season.
Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter
September 3, 2019, 11:43 amErsan IlyasovaPF, Milwaukee Bucks
Ersan Ilyasova was tremendous on Tuesday against the US, scoring 23 points and adding 14 rebounds, one assist, a steal and a block in 38 minutes of action.
Turkey proved to be a very tough opponent for US and Ilyasova led his team while missing a potentially game-winning triple at the end of the overtime. The Turkish forward has the green light with his national team but he is not expected to see much playing time with the Bucks this year.
September 2, 2019, 8:44 pmRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura scored 15 points, though on just 3-of-10 from the floor, going 9-for-10 from the free throw line in 31 minutes of a blowout loss to Turkey on Sunday.
Hachimura also had seven rebounds, two assists and two steals in the contest. Look for similar performances from the Wizards rookie this coming season as he'll be counted on for heavy minutes in their thin rotation. Ersan Ilyasova had a game-high 19 points to go with 10 rebounds and five triples for the victors.
May 17, 2019, 11:38 pmErsan IlyasovaF, Milwaukee Bucks
Ersan Ilyasova came through for the Bucks in a 125-103 win in Game 2 on Friday as he put up 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting in 21 minutes of action.
He led the Bucks in plus/minus with a plus-22 and drew three charges in this game. His impact throughout his entire time on the court was significant and he was a huge reason that the Bucks were able to take a 2-0 series lead. He added three rebounds, two assists, two steals and two triples to the box score as well. Any time that Ilyasova plays as well as he did in this one, the Bucks are bound to win in blowout fashion.
April 10, 2019, 11:50 pmErsan IlyasovaF, Milwaukee Bucks
Ersan Ilyasova put up four points and eight rebounds on 1-of-5 shooting in 24 minutes in a start in the season finale loss to the Thunder on Wednesday.
This was Ilyasova's worst season in terms of per-game value as he was top-270/260 value in 8/9-cat formats. This was expected as his role with the Bucks was minimal and as long as he is on this stacked roster his value will not improve much. He averaged 18.4 minutes per game, which is the lowest since his rookie season. Do not expect much improvement from Ilyasova as he enters the final stretch of his career.
April 6, 2019, 8:11 pmErsan IlyasovaF, Milwaukee Bucks
Ersan Ilyasova tallied 12 points (5-of-10 shooting), seven rebounds, a steal and one 3-pointer in Saturday's loss against the Nets.
A tough, hard-nosed reliable player for the Bucks, he's a reliable bench option that would be vital in the playoffs since all eyes will be on Giannis. He's a streaming option at best if you need to add more rebounds and threes to your team. Other than that, let him stay in the wire.
April 6, 2019, 3:42 pmErsan IlyasovaF, Milwaukee Bucks
Ersan Ilyasova broke his nose in Thursday's win against the Sixers, but will still play on Saturday against the Nets.
Ilyasova is one of the toughest players in the league — as seen from his elite ability to draw charges — and this is not much of a surprise. His minutes may be monitored a tad and he may sit out in the near future, but he's good to go for this game.
Source: Kane Pitman on Twitter
April 5, 2019, 5:48 pmTony SnellG, Milwaukee Bucks
Tony Snell (left ankle sprain) has been ruled out of Friday’s context with the Nets.
Snell will miss his fifth straight game and Pat Connaughton, George Hill and Sterling Brown will pick up the slack. Ersan Ilyasova (nasal fracture) is probable to play.
Source: NBA Injury Report
April 3, 2019, 1:15 pmErsan IlyasovaF, Milwaukee Bucks
Ersan Ilyasova (back) is expected to return on Thursday against the Sixers.
Ilyasova sat out Monday's game but was never expected to be dealing with a long-term injury. He should be good to go if you've been plugging him into lineups.
Source: Matt Velazquez on Twitter
The Bucks turned in a great season but have tons of questions moving forward