Monday, July 23, 2007

Voskuhl In, Ilyasova Out

In catching up on some more recent summer news, the Milwaukee Bucks signed center Jake Voskuhl to a one-year, $3 million contract on Thursday, July 19. This came along with the news that Ersan Ilyasova was leaving the club to play for Barcelona in Spain.

Ilyasova played promisingly at times but never was a consistent or smooth fit in the Bucks gameplan and with the team’s recent moves probably figured to get only more lost in the shuffle. It’s worth keeping any eye on Ilyasova’s progress in his new environment. Just 20 years old, he still may find real success in Europe, and perhaps even back with the Bucks.
“Ilyasova agreed to a two-year contract worth approximately $5 million, when bonuses are included, according to agent Max Ergul. The Barcelona contract does not contain a buyout clause, making it easier for Ilyasova to return to the NBA when he is ready.”
You can count on updates here on his progress once his season is underway.

Voskuhl is a decent bench player who will adequately spell Andrew Bogut in the post. His stat lines don’t overwhelm, averaging 4.6 points and 3.5 rebounds on .475 shooting from the field in 14.2 minutes over seven seasons in his career. But he can be counted on for solid rebounding and defense and can hit an open mid-range jumper.

And Jared Reiner won’t be starting late in the season again, right.

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