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Utah Jazz | #77 | Forward

Ersan

Ilyasova

PPG

3.8

RPG

1.7

APG

0.2

PIE

6.2

6'9" | 235lb | 34 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

11-season NBA veteran who has played in 745 career games (415 starts) with Milwaukee, Detroit, Orlando, Oklahoma City, Philadelphia and Atlanta … appeared in 48 career playoff games. Enters the 2019-20 season ranked 6th in Bucks history in 3-pointers made (486), 6th in 3-point attempts (1,317), 7th in offensive rebounds (951), 8th in defensive rebounds (2,090) and 10th in games played (520) 1 of 3 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.

BEFORE NBA

2018-19: Averaged 6.8 points and 4.5 rebounds per game, shooting 43.8% from the field, 36.3% from 3 and 82.4% from the free-throw line in 67 games (7 starts) … had 15 points at MIA on 3/15 … tallied his third doubledouble of the season on 3/4 at PHX scoring 11 points with 10 rebounds ... tallied 12 points (4-4 FG, 2-2 3FG) vs. WAS on 2/6 … scored 12 points (6-8 FG) at WAS on 1/11 … had 10 points and 7 rebounds at HOU on 1/9 … recorded a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds vs. ATL on 1/4 … had 11 points at CLE on 12/14 … scored a season-high 19 points (8-12 FG, 3-6 3FG) and had a season-high-tying 10 rebounds vs. TOR on 10/29 … hauled in a season-high-tying 10 rebounds vs. ORL on 10/27 … scored 16 points (6-10 FG) at MIN on 10/26 … scored 10 points with 8 rebounds on 10/22 vs. NYK … tallied 13 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists in the Season Opener at CHA on 10/17 … scored in double figures 19 times … hauled in 10+ rebounds 4 times … had 3 double-doubles … had 1 DNP-CD ... missed 1 game due to a concussion (12/5) … missed 1 game (12/1) due to a nose contusion/mild concussion … missed 2 games (11/24-11/26) due to right knee soreness … missed 8 games (12/17-1/2) due to a broken nose … missed 1 game (3/19) with an illness … missed 1 game (4/1) with back soreness. 2017-18: 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 76ers on 3/1 at CLE, appeared in 23 games (3 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 76ers, scored 18 points (7-11 FG, 2-4 3FG) and recorded 4 rebounds and 3 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 76ers reserve … 7 double-doubles this season, 6 of them coming with the 6ers … posted a streak of 4 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. 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-figures 59 times total, including 13 20-point games (1 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 1 doubledouble, scored in double-figures 12 times (1 20-point outing) and had 3 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 3 times and in rebounding on 3 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 6ers after putting up 5.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg and 1.0 spg in 3 contests with the Thunder … tied a career-best with 4 steals at SAS on 2/2, to go along with 25 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 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 … 1n 22 games (4 starts) for the Magic, averaged 8.1 points and 5.5 rebounds in 20.3 minutes (.418 FG%, .409 3FG%, .711 FT%) … scored in doublefigures 37 times (7 times with Orlando) and had 20-plus points 6 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 5 times (twice with Orlando), including a season-best 13 boards twice … had 4 double-doubles (1 with Orlando) … tied a careerhigh with 3 blocks vs. MEM (12/9) and vs. MIL (4/11) … played in his 500th career NBA game on 1/29 vs. CLE … missed 7 total games due to injury – 1 with a left adductor strain, 1 due to illness, 1 with a sore left knee and 3 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 7 20-points nights (1 30-point game) … had 6 double-doubles … scored a career-high 34 points on 12-14 FGs, 5-6 3FGs and 5-6 FTs, while adding 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals vs. IND on 3/26 … blocked a career-high 3 shots (since tied) vs. MIA on 3/24 … missed 10 games due to a concussion and 9 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) in 2013-14 with the Bucks … played in 55 games (47 starts) … scored in double-figures 31 times including 7 20- point nights (1 30-point outing) … grabbed double-digit rebounds on 11 occasions and had 8 double-doubles … knocked down 13-14 FGs, 2-2 3FGs and 3-4 FTs on his way to a season-best 31 points (also 5 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 block) vs. UTA on 3/3 … dished out a career-high-tying 6 assists at PHI on 11/22 to go with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 3 steals … missed 15 games due to a sprained right ankle and 1 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 4th in the NBA in 3FG% and t33rd in rpg … scored in double figures 44 times, including 20-plus on 17 occasions (1 30-point night) … pulled down 10-or-more rebounds 20 times and posted 18 double-doubles … swiped a career-high tying 4 steals twice … put in a season-best 30 points at CLE on 1/25 … missed 8 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 3-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 3-point range … missed 5 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 4 times … hauled in 10-or-more rebounds on 8 occasions … recorded 8 double-doubles … missed 21 games due to a concussion and 1 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 6 20-point efforts … missed 1 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 7th in the G League in rebounding. --- PLAYOFF HISTORY (48 games, 11 starts) 2019: Played in each of Milwaukee’s 15 playoff games and averaged 6.8 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 18.1 minutes per game … scored in double figures 4 times … hauled in 10+ rebounds once 2018: Appeared in 10 of Philadelphia’s First and Second Round games against Miami and Boston, making 1 start … averaged 9.3 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 23.3 minutes per game … scored in double figures 4 times … had 3 double-doubles … shot 42.0 percent overall 2017: Played in Atlanta’s 6 First Round games against Washington … averaged 4.0 points and 5.2 rebounds in 15.0 minutes per game 2015: Started all 6 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’ 4 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 2 … 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 5 times … hauled in a playoff-career-high 15 rebounds in Game 2 … logged 2 double-doubles.

PERSONAL LIFE

In the 2019 FIBA World Cup, appeared in 3 games for Turkey and averaged 16.0 points, 9.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game … also 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 8 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 8 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 3-point 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 6 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 5 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 4 contests during the Challenge Round.