ERSAN ILYASOVA NEWS

Rebounding big man, shooter among Bucks' draft needs

MILWAUKEE (AP) The only certainty for Milwaukee Bucks general manager John Hammond going into Thursday's NBA draft is that there will be a lot uncertainty. This year, the Bucks go into the draft picking 17th overall out of 30 selections in the first round. It's the byproduct of a better-than-expected season, when Milwaukee finished 41-41 with a first-round exit in the playoffs to...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons haven't ruled out re-signing Monroe

The Detroit Pistons made a trade for Ersan Ilyasova recently.Picking up the undervalued Milwaukee Bucks forward for a small price was a smart asset play, but it also underlined one of the key anxieties of Pistons president Stan Van Gundy's offseason: Retaining big man Greg Monroe is looking like a long shot.But while Detroit appears prepared to move on without the man they call Moose...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons open to trading 8th overall pick in NBA Draft

Stan Van Gundy and the Pistons appear willing to keep all options on the table when it comes to the 8th overall pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft. Between episodes of The Bachelor and conversations about Starbucks,  Terry Foster of the Detroit News writes that the Pistons may be looking to trade down from the 8th pick after working about Frank Kaminsky of Wisconsin and  Myles...
Via The Majors Detroit
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Kidd likes Milwaukee's flexibility entering draft

After trading Ersan Ilyasova to the Detroit Pistons for the non-guaranteed contracts of Caron Butler and Shawne Williams, Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd sounds excited about new flexibility the Bucks should enjoy, both in the draft and free agency.Here's more from Genaro Armas of the Washington Times:“Yeah, I like what [GM John] Hammond has done, the position he has put...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: What Ersan Ilyasova means for the Pistons

The Detroit Pistons made the first big splash of the 2015 NBA offseason last week by acquiring Ersan Ilyasova from the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for Caron Butler and Shawne Williams.  Ilyasova, 28, averaged 11.5 points per game last season, along with 4.8 rebounds per contest.  For his career, Ilyasova has averaged 10.7 points along with 6 rebounds per game. Ersan Ilyasova is...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Van Gundy talks about the newest Piston, Ersan Ilyasova

Ersan Ilyasova came to the Detroit Pistons this week, via trade.Much has been made of the forward's ability to play the stretch-four position, pulling defenses around with his height and shooting as has been done in past, successful offenses engineered by Pistons' coach Stan Van Gundy.But in introducing Ilyasova to the Detroit media, Van Gundy made sure to mention that his scoring...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Trades, draft crucial for building Detroit Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Pistons introduced newly acquired power forward Ersan Ilyasova on Tuesday. Coach and team president Stan Van Gundy says at this point in the team's building process, the easiest way to acquire help may be by targeting players who aren't on the open market. That means via the draft and trades. Detroit made a significant deal last week, acquiring...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Stanley Johnson has last draft workout with Pistons

Arizona's Stanley Johnson has long seemed destined for a spot with the Detroit Pistons.After Stan Van Gundy and Co. traded for Ersan Ilyasova last week, effectively creating a contingency plan for Greg Monroe's expected departure, Johnson's coming to Detroit by way of the No. 8 pick in this June's draft seemed even more inevitable. After his last workout with the team, he sounded...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets are in perfect position to gain an additional lottery pick

The Denver Nuggets should be able to grab a pretty talented prospect with the seventh pick in the NBA draft. Of course, as with most things in life, two is better than one, and the Nuggets are in a perfect position to acquire another lottery pick, according to Christopher Dempsey of the Denver Post. "Detroit, in the No. 8 slot, reportedly is open to shopping its pick. The Pistons...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Afternoon Dump..Where Rumor Has It Monroe Is Considering Boston

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Free agent Greg Monroe could be leaning toward the Boston Celtics or New York Knicks, according to Gery Woeflel of the Racine Journal Times. Though the free agency period does not start until July, Woelfel reported...
Via Red's Army
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Boston and New York are top suitors for Greg Monroe

In case you missed it, the Milwaukee Bucks and the Detroit Pistons recently completed a trade where Detroit brought in Ersan Ilyasova for two non-guaranteed contracts. Ilyasova is a starting-caliber power forward who can stretch the floor, something Detroit has been searching for to team up with franchise player Andre Drummond.This trade all but sealed the fate of Greg Monroe, who...
Via Celtics Life
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tyson Chandler and Brook Lopez are at the top of the Bucks free agent list

The Milwaukee Bucks plan to spend some money this off-season to make their team better. They proved this by trading forward Ersan Ilyasova and his big cap number to the Detroit Pistons. Now with a lot more money to work with, the Bucks are looking for a proven center to go along with Jabari Parker. While Los Angeles Clippers big man DeAndre Jordan is considered the top center free...
Via No Guts, No Glory
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Bucks: Ersan Ilyasova Trade Analysis And Grade

Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America Nekias Duncan, Staff Writer for Hoopstuff… Yesterday afternoon, Y! Sports’ own Adrian Wojnarowski gave us one of his patented #WojBombs, reporting the Bucks had decided to ship off versatile forward Ersan Ilyasova to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for veteran forwards Caron Butler and Shawne Williams. Three questions immediately came...
Via HoopStuff
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Greg Monroe, here’s your sign: Pistons acquire Ersan Ilyasova in trade with Bucks

Greg Monroe is 25 years old, which is surprising, considering it feels like 25 years since the Joe Dumars regime drafted him No. 7 overall out of Georgetown in the 2010 NBA Draft. After five frustrating, uneventful seasons in Detroit, it seems Monroe will finally get the chance to start fresh somewhere new when camp breaks this fall. On Thursday the Detroit Pistons acquired forward...
Via Bloguin Best
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Greg Monroe, here’s your sign: Pistons acquire Ersan Ilyasova in trade with Bucks

Greg Monroe is 25 years old, which is surprising, considering it feels like 25 years since the Joe Dumars regime drafted him No. 7 overall out of Georgetown in the 2010 NBA Draft. After five frustrating, uneventful seasons in Detroit, it seems Monroe will finally get the chance to start fresh somewhere new when camp breaks this fall. On Thursday the Detroit Pistons acquired forward...
Via Crossover Chronicles
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bucks Expected to Pursue Free Agent Big Men This Offseason

Following the salary dump of Ersan Ilyasova to the Detroit Pistons earlier this week, the Milwaukee Bucks are expected to target two of the top free-agent big men when the market opens in July. ESPN’s Marc Stein is reporting that Milwaukee will pursue centers Tyson Chandler (Dallas Mavericks) and Brook Lopez (Brooklyn Nets). Per Stein: Two free agents Milwaukee intends to pursue...
Via Sportsnaut
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Ersan Ilyasova is the key piece in Bucks/Pistons swap

Right now everybody has all eyes on the NBA Finals so other NBA news takes a back seat and rightfully so. Thursday it was reports that the Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons made a three player deal. Trade Details: Detroit Pistons get: F Ersan Ilyasova Milwaukee Bucks get: G/F Caron Butler F Shawne Williams This deal gives Stan Van Gundy a stretch four who can hit threes at a positive...
Via The Front Office News
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks To Pursue Brook Lopez, Tyson Chandler

The Milwaukee Bucks created max space with their trade of Ersan Ilyasova to the Detroit Pistons and have identified Brook Lopez and Tyson Chandler as targets. Jason Kidd played with Chandler in both Dallas and New York, while he coached Lopez with the Nets. Chandler is 32 and would give the Bucks a veteran rim protector, while Lopez is still just 27 and would help improve their offense...
Via RealGM
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Ersan Ilyasova Trade Grade

  (Source: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images Europe) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Detroit Pistons Trade: Ersan Ilyasova Milwaukee Bucks Trade: Caron Butler, Shawne Williams Trading Ersan Ilyasoa for Caron Butler and Shawne Williams, they have dealt two players with non-guaranteed contract for 5.9 million dollars for a player who fills a need. As they have traded non...
Via HoopStuff
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons Acquire Veteran Forward Ersan Ilyasova From Bucks

MILWAUKEE — The Detroit Pistons have acquired veteran Ersan Ilyasova from the Milwaukee Bucks, adding a long-range shooter to their frontcourt. Detroit sent forwards Caron Butler and Shawne Williams to Milwaukee in the trade announced Thursday. Butler returns to the Bucks after signing as a free agent with Milwaukee in 2013, though Butler and Williams might be most valuable to...
Via NESN.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons acquire veteran forward Ilyasova from Bucks

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Detroit Pistons have acquired veteran Ersan Ilyasova from the Milwaukee Bucks, adding a long-range shooter to their frontcourt. Detroit sent forwards Caron Butler and Shawne Williams to Milwaukee in the trade announced Thursday. Butler returns to the Bucks after signing as a free agent with Milwaukee in 2013, though Butler and Williams might be most valuable to...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks Trade Ersan Ilyasova to the Pistons in a Three-Player Swap

The NBA Finals haven’t even wrapped up yet, but it appears the offseason has already started. The Milwaukee Bucks have sent big man Ersan Ilyasova to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for veterans Shawne Williams and Caron Butler. Yahoo Sources: The Milwaukee Bucks trade forward Ersan Ilyasova to the Detroit Pistons. http://t.co/t80iA2M5ND — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA)...
Via Sportsnaut
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons acquire Ersan Ilyasova from Bucks in salary dump

The Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons kicked off the 2015 offseason with a trade involving Ersan Ilyasova for Caron Butler and Shawne Williams. In terms of contracts, Ilyasova has one fully guaranteed year remaining at $7.9 million with a 2016-17 salary that has a very small partial guarantee, while both Butler and Williams are non-guaranteed for next season. The deal for Detroit...
Via RealGM - NBA
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks Trade Ersan Ilyasolva To Pistons For Caron Butler, Shawne Williams

The Milwaukee Bucks traded forward Ersan Ilyasova to the Detroit Pistons, according to sources. The acquisition of Ilyasova gives the Pistons a power forward to replace Greg Monroe. Detroit sent forward Caron Butler and Shawne Williams to Milwaukee in the trade.
Via RealGM
24 days ago  |  Discuss

The Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks Make a Mutually Beneficial Trade

Ersan Ilyasova #7 of the Milwaukee Bucks handles the ball against the Golden State Warriors on March 28, 2015 at BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Mandatory Credit: Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images) With game 4 of the NBA Finals just hours away from tip-off, the Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons completed a trade. The Pistons will receive Ersan Ilyasova in exchange...
Via The Sports Journal
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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