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51-31 6-4 L1
46-36 4-6 W1
44-38 3-7 W1
25-57 0-10 L10
23-59 4-6 L3

Top Ersan Ilyasova News

  • Ersan Ilyasova: Heads to free agency

    The Bulls didn't re-sign Ilyasova (COVID-19 health and safety protocols) after his 10-day contract expired Saturday, Keith Smith of Spotrac.com reports.

    Before he entered the protocols last Wednesday, Ilyasova didn't get the chance to appear in any games for Chicago. Once he completes his quarantine and has made a full recovery from the virus, the 34-year-old could catch on elsewhere for depth-challenged teams seeking an experienced option in the frontcourt.

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  • Bulls' Ersan Ilyasova: Enters COVID-19 protocols

    Ilyasova (COVID-19 protocols) is listed as out for Wednesday's contest against the Hawks.

    Based on Chicago's injury report, Ilyasova was placed in the league's health and safety protocols Tuesday. The veteran forward signed a 10-day hardship contract with the Bulls on Dec. 21, but he hasn't made an appearance for his new squad.

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  • Bulls' Ersan Ilyasova: Signs hardship deal with Bulls

    Ilyasova signed a 10-day hardship contract with the Bulls on Tuesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    With a number of players still in COVID-19 protocols and facing uncertain timetables, the Bulls will bring in the veteran charge-taking specialist on what will likely be a temporary basis. Ilyasova has spent time with seven different franchises throughout his career, most recently appearing in 17 contests for the Jazz last season. In those appearances, he posted 3.8 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.1 threes in 8.7 minutes per game.

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  • Jazz's Ersan Ilyasova: Cleared to play

    Ilyasova (illness) will be available for Sunday's Game 1 against the Grizzlies, Ben Anderson of KSL reports.

    An illness landed Ilyasova on the injury report, but he'll be available off the bench Sunday, should coach Quin Snyder call his number. The veteran forward hasn't held a major role since joining the team midseason. He appeared in only 11 of the Jazz' final 20 regular-season contests.

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  • Jazz's Ersan Ilyasova: Questionable with illness

    Ilyasova is questionable for Sunday's Game 1 against the Grizzlies with a non-COVID-19 illness, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports.

    The 34-year-old is the only player listed on Utah's injury report heading into the opening round of the playoffs. Ilyasova averaged 8.7 minutes in 17 appearances this season and is unlikely to see worthwhile minutes during the postseason.

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  • Jazz's Ersan Ilyasova: Available Wednesday

    Ilyasova (hamstring) is available to play in Wednesday's game against the Rockets, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports.

    Ilyasova will return to his usual reserve role after a one-game absence due to a hamstring injury. The 33-year-old has only appeared in nine games this season, averaging 4.1 points and 1.7 rebounds in just over nine minutes per game.

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  • Jazz's Ersan Ilyasova: Questionable vs. Rockets

    Ilyasova (hamstring) is questionable for Wednesday's contest against the Rockets.

    Ilyasova missed Monday's game against the Lakers due to a hamstring injury. He may return Wednesday, but his role in the rotation should remain minimal.

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  • Jazz's Ersan Ilyasova: Ruled out Monday

    Ilyasova (hamstring) will not play Monday against the Lakers, Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.

    Ilyasova will miss Monday's game as expected after he had been listed as doubtful. His next chance to play will be Wednesday against Houston.

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  • Jazz's Ersan Ilyasova: Moved to doubtful Monday

    Ilyasova (hamstring) has been downgraded to doubtful for Monday night's game against the Lakers, Andy Larsen of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

    Ilyasova emerged from Saturday's game with a sore hamstring, and it looks like he'll end up missing Monday night's rematch. The reserve forward stepped up big Saturday with a number of regulars out, finishing with 20 points, five boards, four steals and two blocks in 32 minutes.

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  • Jazz's Ersan Ilyasova: Questionable for Monday

    Ilyasova is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Lakers due to hamstring tightness.

    Ilyasova went off for 20 points, five boards, four steals and two blocks in 32 minutes against the Lakers on Saturday, but he emerged from the game with discomfort in his left hamstring. The Jazz will wait to see how he responds Monday before making an official call on his status.

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  • Jazz's Ersan Ilyasova: Scores season-high 20 points

    Ilyasova tallied 20 points (7-11 FG, 6-8 3Pt), five rebounds, four steals and two blocks in 31 minutes during Saturday's overtime loss to the Lakers.

    The 33-year-old drew his first start of the season with Donovan Mitchell (ankle) and Mike Conley (rest) out and set season highs in every stat category. Before Saturday's game, Ilyasova had only played in eight total games this season, averaging 2.1 points in 6.4 minutes. Once Rudy Gobert (rest) returns, Ilyasova's minutes will fall by the wayside.

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  • Jazz's Ersan Ilyasova: Starting in Gobert's absence

    Ilyasova will start Saturday against the Lakers, Ryan Ward of LakersNation.com reports.

    With Rudy Gobert (rest) out, Ilyasova will get his first start of the season. Per 36 minutes, he's averaged 12.0 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.4 steals.

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  • Jazz's Ersan Ilyasova: Doesn't play Monday

    Ilyasova (coach's decision) didn't play during Monday's loss to Dallas.

    Ilyasova didn't appear for a third time over the past four games. However, the forward posted a season-high nine points and five rebounds in 13 minutes of action in Saturday's blowout win over Orlando. The veteran, who signed on mid-season, has played in five games so far for the Jazz.

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  • Ersan Ilyasova: Expected to sign with Utah

    Ilyasova is expected to sign with the Jazz on Wednesday, pending final bloodwork, Jordan Schultz of ESPN reports.

    Ilyasova was waived by Milwaukee in November after a trade between the Bucks and Kings involving Bogdan Bogdanovic fell through. He's yet to appear in the NBA this season, but he appears to be headed to the current top team in the Western Conference on a veteran minimum deal. The 33-year-old appeared in 63 games for Milwaukee last season, averaging 6.6 point and 4.8 rebounds per game. He likely won't be in line for many minutes, but he'll at least be able to provide a low-level offensive presence off the bench if coach Quin Snyder calls upon him.

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  • Ersan Ilyasova: Waived by Milwaukee

    Ilyasova was waived by Milwaukee on Thursday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    After the trade between the Bucks and Kings fell through that was supposed to send Ilyasova to Sacramento, Milwaukee has opted to waive the veteran, whose $7 million for 2020-21 was not guaranteed. The 33-year-old will likely draw some interest from other competing teams in free agency. That said, he played a minimal role with the Bucks last season, averaging 6.6 points and 4.8 rebounds in 15.7 minutes.

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  • Bucks' Ersan Ilyasova: Trade to Kings falls through

    Ilyasova will remain with the Bucks for the time being, as the deal to send him to the Kings fell through, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    The key piece of the deal, Bogdan Bogdanovic, has opted to enter restricted free agency rather than engage in a sign-and-trade with the Bucks. As a result, Ilyasova, Donte DiVincenzo and D.J. Wilson -- the trio originally headed to Sacramento -- will remain with Milwaukee.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-9, 235 lbs
Birthplace: Eskisehir, Turkey
Age: 35
Experience: 13