Former Buck Ersan Ilyasova Reportedly To Sign With Utah

By Adam Roberts – 3/9/2021

Many Bucks fans recognize the name Ersan Ilyasova. The Turkish power forward was drafted 36th overall by Milwaukee in 2005 and has played three separate stints in the Cream City over his career. But Ilyasova was waved by the team last November after determining his 7 million dollar price tag due next year would be too much and had not found a new home, until today.

The former Buck, according to Woj, will be signing with the Utah Jazz for the rest of the season. At the moment, Ilyasova is completing the league’s COVID testing protocol, which he will need to pass before he can sign his new deal.

Ersan set seven different career highs while playing in Milwaukee during stint two, and during the 2019-20 season played in 63 games averaging 6.6 points per game and 4.8 boards per.