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Report: Bucks shopping Ersan Ilyasova “hard”

Ersan Ilyasova

Milwaukee Bucks’ Ersan Ilyasova (7), of Turkey, walks off the court after losing an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 115-107 in overtime. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)


The Bucks have a potentially interesting front line — Jabari Parker, John Henson, Larry Sanders, and some nice rotation guys behind that such as Zaza Pachulia.

Ersan Ilyasova is not part of those future plans. Last season, when healthy, he shot 28.2 percent from three, played little defense and was generally a mess. He battled foot and ankle issues almost all season.

The Bucks are ready to move on, reports Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times.

The bigger problem might be it’s going to be hard to shop him.

Ilyasova makes $15.8 million guaranteed the next two seasons (there is a third season on his deal but with a cheap buyout). That’s a lot of money to take on for a guy who didn’t do squat last season. Teams aren’t just going to take him on, they are going to want a sweetener. Not sure the Bucks have one they are eager to give up.

Still, something to watch.