Ilyasova (illness) will not play in Wednesday's game against Denver, Aaron McMann of MLive Media Group reports. Ilyasova was considered doubtful heading into Wednesday's game after missing the shootaround due to illness. Anthony Tolliver will be starting in his place. Looking ahead, Ilyasova's first chance to return will be after the all star break, next week Friday against the Wizards.
Ilyasova (illness) is yet to be officially ruled out Wednesday, though coach Stan Van Gundy reiterated that Ilyasova is not expected to play against the Nuggets, Dave Pemberton of the Oakland Press reports. Ilyasova came down with an illness Wednesday morning, and it doesn't appear his condition has improved throughout the afternoon. As a result, the forward is considered highly unlikely to play, and Van Gundy noted that Anthony Tolliver will get the start at power forward.
Ilyasova (illness) is doubtful for Detroit's game against Denver on Wednesday, David Mayo of Michigan Live reports. Ilyasova has been inflicted with an illness and could miss Wednesday's game, having nothing to do with a previous groin injury that caused him to miss one game last week. If Ilyasova does not play, look for Anthony Tolliver and Darrun Hilliard to receive more minutes.
Ilyasova provided four points (1-8 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT) and no rebounds over 18 minutes in Saturday's 112-104 Ilyasova's first-half shooting woes and lack of impact on the defensive end resulted in coach Stan Van Gundy benching the power forward for much of the second half, enabling Anthony Tolliver (30 minutes) and Darrun Hilliard (21 minutes) to receive some more extensive run. Over his preceding four games, Ilyasova had been averaging 13.8 points on 45.2 percent shooting over 28.8 minutes, so Saturday's dreadful showing is likely just a blip on the radar for the 28-year-old.
Ilyasova (groin) poured in 16 points (5-12 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 5-5 FT) to go with six rebounds, two steals, and one block across 31 minutes in Monday's 105-100 win over the Nets. After a one-game absence due to a groin injury, Ilyasova was cleared to reclaim his usual spot in the starting five at power forward, and turned in a respectable outing. Ilyasova's fantasy value has been on an upswing since the end of December, and it looks like he's finally found a niche as a floor-spacing big man in coach Stan Van Gundy's offensive system.
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