İlyasova agrees to 3-year deal with Bucks
WASHINGTON - Reuters
Turkish international player Ersan İlyasova, who began his 10-year career with the Bucks, is returning to Milwaukee, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
İlyasova reportedly agreed to a three-year, $21 million contract. The third year of the deal is not guaranteed, according to Zach Lowe, another of ESPN’s NBA reporters.
July 1 marked the beginning of the period when teams may begin to negotiate with free agents, although no signings can take place until July 6.
The 6-foot-10 İlyasova, 31, started last season in Atlanta but reached a buyout agreement with the Hawks, as did teammate Marco Belinelli. Both players ended up with the 76ers in the playoff drive, and Philadelphia reached the Eastern Conference semifinals before losing to the Boston Celtics.
In 23 games for the 76ers, İlyasova averaged 10.8 points and 6.7 rebounds in about 24 minutes. His career numbers are 11.0 points and 5.9 rebounds in 24.5 minutes per game.
The Bucks took İlyasova in the second round of the 2005 draft, with the 36th pick overall. After his rookie season of 2006-07, he played two seasons in Spain before returning for the 2009-10 season. In his seven seasons with the Bucks, İlyasova averaged 10.7 points and 6.0 rebounds in almost 24 minutes per game.