Ersan Ilyasova

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 10-year NBA veteran who has played in 678 career games (408 starts) with Milwaukee, Detroit, Orlando, Oklahoma City, Philadelphia and Atlanta,
  • Enters the 2018-19 season seventh on the Bucks’ All-Time list for 3-pointers (428), eighth in 3-pointers attempted (1,157) and ninth in offensive rebounds (857).
  • One of three players in Bucks history (K. Abdul-Jabbar, S. Nater) to tally a 25-point/25-rebound game when he scored 29 points and hauled in 25 rebounds at NJN on 2/19/12.

2017-18 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS ... Appeared in 69 games (43 starts), averaging 10.9 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 25.1 minutes per game with Atlanta and Philadelphia … after making his debut with the Sixers on 3/1 at CLE, appeared in 23 games (three starts), posting averages of 10.8 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 24.1 minutes per contest … in first home game with Sixers, scored 18 points (7-11 FG, 2-4 3FG) and recorded four rebounds and three assists … season high 26 points on 12/9 vs. ORL and on 4/10 at ATL … the 26 points were the most scored in a game by a Sixers reserve … seven double-doubles this season, six of them coming with the Sixers … posted a streak of four consecutive double-doubles from 3/3-3/8, averaging 13.0 points and 11.8 rebounds over that stretch … drew 32 charges, which was second in the NBA.

PRO CAREER ... 2016-17: Averaged 13.1 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 26.1 minutes (.431 FG%, .353 3FG%, .778 FT%) in 82 games (52 starts) between the Hawks, Philadelphia and Oklahoma City … set single season career-highs in games, apg, FGM (384), 3FGM, (142) and FTM (161) … led the NBA in charges taken (36) during the regular season … scored in double-fig- ures 59 times total, including 13 20-point games (one 30-point night) … had 10 double-doubles … tallied 14.4 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists (.428 FG%, .341 3FG%, .755 FT%) in his 52 starts … with Atlanta, had one double-double, scored in double-figures 12 times (one 20-point outing) and had three double-digit rebounding games … averaged 11.9 ppg, 6.8 rpg and 2.1 apg (.400 FG%, .315 3FG%, .786 FT%) in 12 starting assignments as a Hawk … led Atlanta in scoring three times and in rebounding on three occasions … made his Hawks debut vs. MIA on 2/24 … acquired by the Hawks from Philadelphia on 2/22 … the 76ers acquired him from Oklahoma City on 11/1 … averaged 14.8 ppg, 5.9 rpg and 1.8 apg (.440 FG%, .359 3FG%,.768 FT%) in 53 games (40 starts) for the Sixers after putting up 5.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg and 1.0 spg in three contests with the Thunder … tied a career-best with four steals at SAS on 2/2, to go along with 25 points, nine rebounds, two assists and one block.

2015-16: With Orlando and Detroit, averaged 10.4 points and 5.4 rebounds in 25.4 minutes (.424 FG%,.371 3FG%, .721 FT%) in 74 games (56 starts) … put up 11.3 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 27.6 minutes (.425 FG%,.363 3FG%, .725) in 52 games (all starts) for the Pistons before being traded to Orlando on 2/16 … in 22 games (four starts) for the Magic, averaged 8.1 points and 5.5 rebounds in 20.3 minutes (.418 FG%, .409 3FG%, .711 FT%) … scored in double-figures 37 times (seven times with Orlando) and had 20-plus points six times (twice with Orlando) … had a season-high 23 points vs. PHX on 12/2 … scored his 5,000th career NBA point at BKN on 11/29 … had 10-or-more rebounds five times (twice with Orlando), including a season-best 13 boards twice … had four double-doubles (one with Orlando) … tied a career-high with three blocks vs. MEM (12/9) and vs. MIL (4/11) … played in his 500th career NBA game on 1/29 vs. CLE … missed seven total games due to injury – one with a left adductor strain, one due to illness, one with a sore left knee and three due to a sprained right SC joint.

2014-15: With the Bucks in 2014-15, appeared in 58 games (36 starts), averaging 11.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 22.7 minutes (.472 FG%, .389 3FG%, .645 FT%) … scored in double-figures 34 times, including seven 20-points nights (one 30-point game) … had six double-doubles … scored a career-high 34 points on 12-14 FGs, 5-6 3FGs and 5-6 FTs, while adding six rebounds, two assists and two steals vs. IND on 3/26 … blocked a career-high three shots (since tied) vs. MIA on 3/24 … missed 10 games due to a concussion and nine due to a nasal fracture. 2013-14: Averaged 11.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 26.9 minutes (.409 FG%, .823 FT%) in 55 games (47 starts) with the Bucks … scored in double-figures 31 times including seven 20-point nights (one 30-point outing) … grabbed double-digit rebounds on 11 occasions and had eight double-doubles … knocked down 13-14 FGs, 2-2 3FGs and 3-4 FTs on his way to a season-best 31 points (also five rebounds, two steals and one block) vs. UTA on 3/3 … dished out a career-high-tying six assists at PHI on 11/22 to go with 19 points, six rebounds and three steals … missed 15 games due to a sprained right ankle and one with a hamstring injury.

2012-13: Appeared in 73 games (54 starts) in 2012-13 with Milwaukee, recording a career-high 13.2 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 27.6 minutes (.462 FG%, .444 3FG%, .796 FT%) … ranked fourth in the NBA in 3FG% and t33rd in rpg … scored in double figures 44 times, including 20-plus on 17 occasions (one 30-point night) … pulled down 10-or-more rebounds 20 times and posted 18 double-doubles … swiped a career-high tying four steals twice … put in a season-best 30 points at CLE on 1/25 … missed eight games due to injury.

2011-12: With the Bucks, tallied 13.0 points, a career-high 8.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 27.6 minutes (.492 FG%, career-best .455 3FG%, .781 FT%) in 60 games (41 starts) during 2011-12 … ranked second in the NBA in 3FG% and 18th in rebounding … recorded the fifth-best single season three-point percentage in Bucks history … became the first NBA player to average at least 12.0 ppg and 8.0 rpg in fewer than 28.0 mpg since Arvydas Sabonis in 1995-96 … posted a team-high 20 double-doubles … scored a season-best 32 points vs. CHI on 3/7 … tallied 29 points and a career- high 25 rebounds at NJN on 2/19, becoming the third player in franchise history to record a 25/25 game (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Swen Nater) … named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the period ending 3/11, after averaging 25.0 points and 10.8 rebounds, while shooting .638 from the floor and .667 from three-point range … missed five games due to injury.

2010-11: Appeared in 60 contests (34 starts) in 2010-11 with Milwaukee, averaging 9.5 points and 6.1 rebounds in 25.1 minutes (.436 FG%, career-best .894 FT%) … scored in double-figures 27 times and had 20-plus points four times … hauled in 10-or-more rebounds on eight occasions … recorded eight double-doubles … missed 21 games due to a concussion and one outing due to a right eye contusion.

2009-10: Put up 10.4 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 23.4 minutes (.443 FG%, .336 3FG%, .715 FT%) in 81 games (31 starts) during the 2009-10 campaign … scored in double-figures 38 times, including six 20-point efforts … missed one game due to the flu.

2006-07: Saw action in 66 games (14 starts) as a rookie in 2006-07, averaging 6.1 points and 2.9 rebounds in 14.7 minutes (.383 FG%, .365 3FG%, .787 FT%) … became the youngest player to ever appear in a game for the Bucks when he made his NBA debut at DET on 11/1 at 19 years and 170 days old … also became the youngest player ever to start for the team vs. IND on 11/18 at 19 years and 187 days old … scored his first NBA points vs. SAC on 11/14 … during the 2005-06 season, played in 46 games (19 starts) with Tulsa of the NBA G League, averaging 12.5 points, a team-high 7.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 28.2 minutes (.407 FG%, .349 3FG%, .707 FT%) … ranked seventh in the G League in rebounding.

PLAYOFF HISTORY ... (33 games, 11 starts) ... 2018: Appeared in 10 of Philadelphia’s First and Second Round games against Miami and Boston, making one start … averaged 9.3 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 23.3 minutes per game … scored in double figures four times … had three double-doubles … shot 42.0 percent overall … 2017: Played in Atlanta’s six First Round games against Washington … averaged 4.0 points and 5.2 rebounds in 15.0 minutes per game … 2015: Started all six of Milwaukee’s First Round games against Chicago … averaged 8.7 points and 3.8 rebounds in 23.7 minutes per game … scored in double figures once … 2013: Started each of the Bucks’ four playoff games against the Heat … averaged 11.5 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 29.3 minutes per game … scored a playoff-career-high 21 points in Game Two … scored in double figures twice … 2010: Averaged 9.7 points and 7.6 rebounds in 22.4 minutes per game in Milwaukee’s First Round series against Atlanta … scored in double figures five times … hauled in a playoff- career-high 15 rebounds in Game Two … logged two double-doubles.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER ... Played for host Turkey at the 2010 FIBA World Championships … grew up playing for Ulker Spor Kulubu Istanbul youth team in Turkey … was a member of the Turkish Cadets National Team and the Turkish Junior National Team … during the 2011 postseason, appeared in eight games with Anadolu Efes of the Turkish Basketball League, averaging 13.4 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.4 steals, while shooting .435 3FG% … also played in eight Euroleague contests, averaging 9.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.5 blocks … in 2008-09, appeared in 31 regular season games with FC Barcelona, averaging 10.5 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 22.3 minutes, while shooting .523 from the floor and .456 from threepoint range … also played in 22 Euroleague contests, recording 10.5 points and 7.0 rebounds (.486 FG%, .403 3FG%) … saw action in 33 regular season games with FC Barcelona in 2007-08, posting 6.2 points and 2.9 rebounds … also played in 22 Euroleague contests, averaging 6.1 points and 4.7 rebounds in 18.0 minutes … played with Ulker of the Turkish Basketball League, in 2004-05 putting up 3.9 points and 3.5 rebounds in 12.4 minutes … also saw time in six Euroleague contests, scoring 1.6 points … in 2003-04, played for Yesilyurt Istanbul in the Turkish second division … played in the 2004 European Championship for Junior Men (U18), averaging 17.4 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 25.8 minutes in five outings … won a silver medal at the 2003 European Championship for Cadets (U16) … averaged 20.5 points, 10.0 rebounds and 3.3 steals in 26.0 minutes in four contests during the Challenge Round.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS ... Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 36th overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft on 6/28/05 ... traded by the Bucks to the Detroit Pistons on 6/11/15 for Caron Butler and Shawne Williams … traded by the Pistons on 2/16/16 with Brandon Jennings to the Orlando Magic for Tobias Harris … on 6/23/16 was traded by Orlando with Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Serge Ibaka … traded by the Thunder with a 2020 firstround draft pick to the Philadelphia 76ers for Jerami Grant on 11/1/16 … traded by the 76ers with a 2017 second-round draft pick to the Atlanta Hawks for Tiago Splitter and two 2017 second-round draft picks on 2/22/17 … signed a contract with the Atlanta Hawks on 7/21/17 … waived by Atlanta on 2/2/18 … signed a contract for the remainder of the 2017-18 season with Philadelphia on 2/28/18 … signed as a free agent with the Bucks on 7/16/18.

PERSONAL ... Son of Enver and Iraliye Ilyasova … married to Julia Ilyasova and they have two daughters and one son … has one sister named Nelly … speaks multiple languages fluently … began playing basketball professionally at age 15 … besides Turkish cooking, his favorite food is Italian and steak … favorite sport other than basketball is baseball … loves to swim … in his early teens, participated in track, running the 400 meters and other short distances … enjoys listening to classical music and his favorite performer is Sarah Brightman … favorite movie is “Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.”

Bucks Roster

#20 Jaylen Adams G
#34 Giannis Antetokounmpo F
#43 Thanasis Antetokounmpo F
#17 Dragan Bender F
#6 Eric Bledsoe G
#23 Sterling Brown G
#24 Pat Connaughton G
#0 Donte DiVincenzo G
#3 George Hill G
#7 Ersan Ilyasova F
#26 Kyle Korver F
#11 Brook Lopez C
#42 Robin Lopez C
#15 Frank Mason III* G
#9 Wesley Matthews G
#31 Luke Maye F
#22 Khris Middleton F
#13 Cameron Reynolds* F
#12 Rajon Tucker F
#5 DJ Wilson F

* Two Way Player

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