He may have spent years as a player Bucks fans were desperate to see traded and he may have gone through spates of inconsistent play that were a source of great frustration, but overall Ersan Ilyasova was a loyal servant for the Bucks who performed at a high level for a long time.
Drafted in 2005, Ilyasova was close to a permanent fixture for the Bucks throughout a decade where he got to play on teams that could be very accurately described as the good, the bad, and the ugly. On second thought, maybe the good doesn’t belong in there.
Still, Ilyasova contributed manfully, drawing charges and occasionally knock down shots, as he developed from a back of the rotation young international player to a key starter on a big money deal.
For Ilyasova’s 10 seasons in Milwaukee, he averaged 10.7 points and 6.0 rebounds per game, while shooting 44.7 percent from the field and 37 percent from three-point range.