Jan 29, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova (7) drives for the basket during the fourth quarter against the Phoenix Suns at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Phoenix won 126-117. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
The Milwaukee Bucks have a handful of players who could be changing zip codes come the upcoming NBA trade deadline and that includes forward Ersan Ilyasova.
There has been talk all season that Houston has eyes for forward Ersan Ilyasova. His numbers on the season have been less than stellar and he is owed a ton of money. It’s unclear if the Bucks would take on one of Houston’s ugly “cash” contracts in order to get out from under Ilyasova but that’s the one to really watch. Milwaukee seems open for business, it remains to be seen how much of the current roster they’d sell.
The problem with such a deal is that the Bucks most likely have little interest in either Jeremy Lin or Omer Asik, making any deal between the two clubs very difficult.
The Bucks are under the salary cap (though only by a million dollars) so they could absorb more salary then they’re sending out, but unless Houston is willing to part with a young player like Patrick Beverly, it seems like finding middle ground on a trade will be difficult.
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