Mar 18, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova (7) looks to take a shot against Portland Trail Blazers in the first half at Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

MIlwaukee Bucks not interested in trading Ersan Ilyasova


The Milwaukee Bucks were one of the worst teams in basketball last year but they’re making some moves to maybe change that this upcoming season so things end on a more respectable note.

Milwaukee added Jabari Parker in the draft, traded for Jason Kidd to be head coach and are closing in on a deal with Jerryd Bayless but the Bucks are also looking at how Ersan Ilyasova factors into their future.

According to Marc Stein from ESPN.com, the growing sentiment in Milwaukee is that Ilyasova doesn’t need to be traded this offseason.

It’s an interesting situation for the Bucks to be in, as if they want pieces for the future that help them win soon, then Ilyasova seems to be one of their most valuable trade chips. But Ilyasova himself is a piece that the Bucks can use to win now which means they’re in a predicament.

Milwaukee has had chances to move Ilyasova before and haven’t done it but if there’s decent return but there for him, there’s no saying the Bucks won’t pull the trigger on a deal.

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  • mbradleyc

    There’s no need to sell low. Just stand pat and let the team develop. If something comes along for a trade that is in the Bucks best interest for the long term then they should take advantage of it. Otherwise just chill out.

    Ilyasova has a lot to prove anyway. Let him get his shot back and then see what comes along.