What to do with Ilyasova 

January, 20, 2013
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Many assumed that as soon as the Milwaukee Bucks fired Scotty Skiles, Ersan Ilyasova would quickly return to the form we saw from him after the All-Star break last season, which earned him a nice hefty contract during the offseason. Well, he was immediately re-inserted into the starting lineup the first game sans Skiles, but the statistical returns didn't appear until Saturday evening -- seven games later.

Ilyasova tagged the Portland Trail Blazers for a season-high 27 points (10-14 FG), 3 3-pointers, 14 boards, 4 dimes and a block in 26 minutes. Fantasy owners hope that's a sign of things to come for Ilyasova, who remains owned in just 46.8 percent of ESPN leagues. He is still worth a pickup in case he turns the jets back on.

However, if he doesn't get back on track consistently, ESPN NBA Insider Joe Kaiser thinks the Dallas Mavericks should give him a look before the trade deadline: