Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 4/25/12
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MILWAUKEE -- Ersan Ilyasova has statistically improved in nearly every area of his game this season. And soon, the 24-year-old Turkish-born forward for the Milwaukee Bucks may have the hardware to prove just how much better he has become. Though the Bucks find themselves out of the playoffs for the second consecutive year, Ilyasova's performance this season has him atop the list to potentially win the NBA's Most Improved Player award. "That would be a huge honor for me," Ilyasova said Wednesday. "When the season started, I just wanted to improve myself as a player. Even during the lockout I was playing games for the national team, and after that I was signing with a Turkish team as well during the lockout time. I think that's helped a lot to improve myself as a player and help stay in shape before the season started."A second-round pick in 2005, Ilyasova is now about to complete his fourth NBA season wherein he set career-highs with 13.0 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists. Plus,...
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