Ilyasova is available to play in Friday's game against the Heat, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Ilyasova was traded to the Hawks at Thursday's trade deadline, and it looks like there will be no delay in the power forward seeing the floor with his new team. Expect Ilyasova to take a role behind Paul Milsap off the bench, serving as a capable stretch four that the Hawks were in need of for their second unit. Seeing as it is his first go with the team, however, Ilyasova may be limited in his role in Friday's contest, so fantasy owners should be cautious when inserting him into their lineups.
Ilyasova has been traded from the Sixers to the Hawks in exchange for Tiago Splitter and a second-round pick, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports. The two teams will also swap second-round picks.
Ilyasova has started 40 of the 53 games he's played in for the Sixers so far this season, averaging 14.3 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 2.0 three-pointers across 26.9 minutes. He's struggled with his shot of late, shooting just 36 percent from the field and 23 percent from the three-point line in February, but once dialed in, he should provide the Hawks with a solid stretch four that they didn't necessarily have on their roster. Ilyasova will likely be relegated to a bench role with Paul Millsap in the fold, so it seems likely he'll see a drop in playing time with the move to Atlanta. That said, his addition should provide a nice spark offensively for the Hawks' second unit. Ilyasova's departure from Philadelphia also likely means a big boost for rookie Dario Saric, who could draw into the starting lineup. Nerlens Noel is a player that could also see an uptick in time with the Sixers.
Ilyasova has been nagged by a hip injury for the last few days, but he hasn't missed any time and will be available in his usual capacity Saturday. The 29-year-old is averaging 28.5 minutes per game in February, which he's translated to 14.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game, along with innumerable charges taken.
Ilyasova (hip) is listed as probable for Saturday's game against the Heat.
Ilyasova was probable heading into Thursday's game against the Magic, and ultimately played 27 minutes in the contest. Barring any setbacks, the big man figures to take on his usual workload Saturday. Expect final confirmation on his status to be made closer to game-time.
Ilyasova (hip) will play in Thursday's contest against the Magic, Derek Bodner of USA Today reports.
This announcement comes as little surprise since Ilyasova was previously considered probable. He'll start at power forward. Look for Dario Saric to see some extra time off the bench if Ilyasova is at all limited by his hip soreness.
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