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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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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