Sixers' Ersan Ilyasova reportedly agrees to return to Bucks on free-agent deal


With all of the talk about who the Sixers could gain in free agency, overlooked was a discussion about which players they could lose from the roster.

It didn’t take long for the first one to get pulled away. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, veteran forward Ersan Ilyasova has agreed to a three-year, $21 million deal with the Milwaukee Bucks. 

Ilyasova spent the first seven seasons of his NBA career with the Bucks before bouncing around the league the past few years.

The Sixers really found their rhythm once Ilyasova rejoined the team for his second stint last season after reaching a buyout with the Atlanta Hawks. Including the playoffs, the Sixers posted a 25-8 record once Ilyasova came aboard on March 1.

Now the Sixers will attempt to replace his 10.8 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game off the bench. Not to mention his league-leading total for charges taken.

Shortly after the news of Ilyasova's departure broke, the Sixers reportedly lost another of their free agents. Wojnarowski reported that Marco Belinelli has agreed to a two-year, $12 million deal with the Spurs (see story).

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