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Ersan Ilyasova
PF - 6'10, 235lbs - 37 years old - 15 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2022 season
  • Birthdate: 05/15/1987
  • Drafted (NBA): 36th pick, 2005
  • Pre-draft team: Fenerbahce (Turkey)
  • Country: Turkey/Uzbekistan
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
2005 NBA DraftNBADrafted 36th overall by Milwaukee.
22nd August, 2005NBASigned a guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Milwaukee.
13th November, 2005D-LeagueAssigned by Milwaukee to Tulsa 66ers of the D-League.
17th April, 2006D-LeagueRecalled by Milwaukee from Tulsa 66ers of the D-League.
18th July, 2007SpainSigned a two year contract with Barcelona. Included both a team option and an NBA out clause for 2008/09.
11th July, 2008SpainBarcelona exercised 2008/09 team option and Ilyasova declines his 2008/09 out clause.
21st July, 2009NBASigned a partially guaranteed three year, $6,961,500 contract with Milwaukee.
3rd August, 2011TurkeySigned for the duration of the NBA lockout with Anadolu Efes.
7th December, 2011TurkeyOpted out and returned to the NBA.
12th July, 2012NBARe-signed by Milwaukee to a partially guaranteed five year, $40 million contract.
11th June, 2015NBATraded by Milwaukee to Detroit in exchange for Caron Butler and Shawne Williams.
16th February, 2016NBATraded by Detroit, along with Brandon Jennings, to Orlando in exchange for Tobias Harris.
2016 NBA DraftNBATraded by Orlando, along with Victor Oladipo and the draft rights to Domantas Sabonis (#11), to Oklahoma City in exchange for Serge Ibaka.
1st November, 2016NBATraded by Oklahoma City, along with a protected 2020 first round pick, to Philadelphia in exchange for Jerami Grant.
22nd February, 2017NBATraded by Philadelphia to Atlanta in exchange for Tiago Splitter, a 2017 second round pick (#46, Sterling Brown) and the right to swap 2017 second round picks (exercised; Philadelphia moved from #60 and Alpha Kaba to #50 and Mathias Lessort).
21st July, 2017NBARe-signed by Atlanta to a one year, $6 million contract.
26th February, 2018NBAWaived by Atlanta.
28th February, 2018NBASigned a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Philadelphia.
16th July, 2018NBASigned a partially guaranteed three year, $21 million contract with Milwaukee.
Career Moves
2002 - June 2005Ulker (Turkey)
June 2005 - June 2007Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
July 2007 - June 2009Barcelona (Spain)
July 2009 - June 2015Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
June 2015 - February 2016Detroit Pistons (NBA)
February 2016 - June 2016Orlando Magic (NBA)
June 2016 - November 2016Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA)
November 2016 - February 2017Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
February 2017 - February 2018Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
February 2018 - June 2018Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
July 2018 - presentMilwaukee Bucks (NBA)
Articles about Ersan Ilyasova

June 29, 2017

Ersan Ilyasova
PF, 6’10, 235lbs, 30 years old, 9 years of experience

Usual Ilyasova year; plenty of charges taken, good stretch big shooting, high IQ, nothing fancy and not much in between. The evolution of the NBA, with its focus on stretching the floor and rotation-heavy defensive schemes, somewhat suits him, and his midseason addition plugged a significant hole in the roster. Resources on the team might be too limited to bring him back, but if he took slightly less or roughly the same amount he just played for, he would be a good retention.

Player Plan: Expiring $8.4 million contract. If Millsap is retained, his Bird rights be-come useful and he is a good candidate for being re-signed in a similar price range. That price range is the non-taxpayer MLE price range and feasible for him, but using his Bird rights, he can be re-signed without needing to use it, which allows that asset to be used elsewhere.

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