Apr 9, 2012; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova (7) shoots against Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka (9) during the third quarter at the Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

Ilyasova Numbers Released; Summer League Set to Begin

The numbers on Ersan Ilyasova’s contract have come out, and if accurate, the Bucks got a better deal than originally thought.  According to a report by Mark Deeks of ShamSports, Ersan gets a guaranteed $32 million, with a possible haul of $40 million








So that means that Ilyasova will get salaries in each year of:

2012-13:  $7,900,000
2013-14:  $7,900,000
2014-15:  $7,900,000
2015-16:  $7,900,000
2016-17:  $8,400,000 (only $400,000 guaranteed)

Original reports placed the figure at $45 million, but with some of the deal not guaranteed.  Later reports put the estimates on the guaranteed money at $32 million, which fits with the parameters of this deal.

Ilyasova peaked in a contract year, so if his past two seasons were transposed, he would have presumably gotten a much smaller deal.  But the reality is, he played terrific in 2011-12, and his pending free agency was sure to net a hefty contract. Given some of the other insanity of the signing period — Brook Lopez, Landry Fields, Jeremy Lin, to name a few — the Bucks have gotten away relatively unscathed here.

Good for both sides, then?


Summer league starts tonight in Las Vegas with a tilt against the Hornets.  Anthony Davis won’t be involved though, as he is with Team USA in an exhibition against Brazil in Washington, DC.  Here is the slate of games scheduled for this week.

Monday, July 16 New Orleans 9:30 PM Thomas & Mack Center
Wednesday, July 18 Washington 3:00 PM COX Pavilion
Thursday, July 19 NBA D-League 9:00 PM COX Pavilion
Saturday, July 21 Boston 9:30 PM Thomas & Mack Center
Sunday, July 22 Chicago 3:00 PM COX Pavilion


# Player Pos. Ht Wt Birthdate School Last Played NBA Exp.
25 Olu Ashaolu F 6-7 220 04/18/88 Oregon Oregon R
29 Brian Butch C 6-11 240 12/22/84 Wisconsin Bakersfield (NBA D-League) R
24 Jarrid Famous F/C 6-11 240 07/16/88 South Florida Iowa (NBA D-League) R
27 Xavier Gibson F/C 6-11 248 11/03/88 Florida State Florida State R
6 Stefhon Hannah G/F 6-1 183 06/14/85 Missouri Dakota (NBA D-League) R
15 Tobias Harris F 6-8 226 07/15/92 Tennessee Milwaukee (NBA) 1
31 John Henson F 6-11 220 12/28/90 North Carolina North Carolina R
12 Tarence Kinsey G 6-6 185 03/21/84 South Carolina Anadolu Efes (Turkey) 3
20 Doron Lamb G 6-4 210 11/06/91 Kentucky Kentucky R
28 DJ Mbenga C 7-0 245 12/30/80 Congo New Orleans (NBA) 9
5 Aaron Miles G 6-1 175 04/13/83 Kansas Krasnie Krilya (Russia) 1
22 Jamarr Sanders G 6-5 210 08/02/88 UAB Austin (NBA D-League) R
8 Larry Sanders F 6-11 235 11/21/88 VCU Milwaukee (NBA) 2
11 Cameron Wells G 6-1 195 09/23/88 Citadel Zwolle (Holland) R

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