Ersan Ilyasova's status 

December, 27, 2013
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Larry Sanders isn't the only member of the Milwaukee Bucks who will return to the court on Friday. So, too, will Ersan Ilyasova, who has missed the last three games dealing with a nagging ankle injury.

"Bucks coach Larry Drew says Ersan Ilyasova will start and Larry Sanders will come off bench tonight vs. Brooklyn," tweets C.F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The current state of the Bucks roster reminds me of the phrase, "if ifs and buts were candy and nuts then every day would be Christmas," because when everyone is healthy and things are clicking it's easy to see quite a solid future with this team. But there are a lot of ifs...

  • If Brandon Knight can continue to cut down and his turnovers and become the distributor and scorer he's been of late
  • If Sanders can build on his breakout 2012-13 season and continue to be one of the league's top shot-blockers

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