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Ersan Ilyasova was a key pickup for the Atlanta Hawks at the trade deadline but it remains to be seen whether or not his performance will make him a part of the team’s future going forward.
Ilyasova appeared in 82 games in 2017 which is not a small feat for a player that was part of three teams. His season began in Oklahoma City who traded him to Philadelphia on November 1. Ilyasova played well in Philadelphia scoring 14.8 per game while shooting a respectable 44 percent from the field and 36 percent from three-point range.
Ilyasova’s 2017 shot chart
The Hawks acquired Ilyasova in exchange for Tiago Splitter and a second round pick at the trade deadline in hopes of solidifying the backup power forward position behind Paul Millsap.
The backup four had been...Read More