ST FRANCIS, Wis. -- Ersan Ilyasova made it through practice for the second consecutive day Tuesday, but Milwaukee Bucks coach Larry Drew will wait until Wednesday to determine if his starting power forward can play in the season opener in New York.
Ilyasova returned to practicing five-on-five Monday for the first time since spraining his right ankle in Milwaukee's preseason opener Oct. 8. The next test was to see how the ankle bounced back Tuesday morning, and Ilyasova passed with flying colors.
"We'll have to wait and see how he is tomorrow," Drew said. "We're not going to make a decision on him now. It was just encouraging to have him out there for an entire practice. He did it and was fine."
Even if he can play, Ilyasova may not jump right back into the starting lineup. Ilyasova will eventually regain his job as Milwaukee's starting power forward, but he's missed three weeks of learning Drew's system.
If Ilyasova doesn't start, the Bucks will likely trot out a starting lineup of ...