After playing professionally in his home country of Turkey, Ilyasova was selected by the Bucks with the 36th overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft. He was subsequently assigned to the D-League's Tulsa 66ers for the entire 2005-06 season, where he averaged 12.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 28.2 minutes. He was called up for the 2006-07 season, where the 19-year-old averaged 6.1 points and 2.9 rebounds in 14.7 minutes across 66 appearances, including 14 starts. His best performance of the year was during a nine-point loss to Chicago on Jan. 17. In 31 minutes, Ilyasova posted 22 points (7-14 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 4-6 FT), nine rebounds, one assist and one steal. That was one of Ilyasova's two performances with 20-plus points and one of his two games with nine rebounds. Under head coaches Terry Stotts (23-41) and Larry Krystkowiak (5-13), the Bucks went 28-54 and missed the playoffs.2007
After spending one year with the Bucks, Ilyasova signed a two-year deal with FC Barcelona of the Spanish ACB. During the 2007-08 season, he averaged 6.9 points and 4.3 rebounds across 17.4 minutes during the 62 games (22 starts) he appeared in. He had his best game of the season on Apr. 1 against Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv. Ilyasova started and played 33 minutes, posting 21 points (8-12 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 1-2 FT), nine rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one steal. That marked one of his two games with at least 20 points. He also had four games with at least 10 rebounds.2008
The 2008-09 season marked Ilyasova's second overseas with FC Barcelona. He improved nearly all of his numbers from the year prior, averaging 10.0 points and 6.8 rebounds across 21.3 minutes per game. He also shot 47.7 percent from the field and 42.9 percent from beyond the arc, making 1.3 triples per contest. Ilyasova's best performance of the season occurred Feb. 12 against ALBA Berlin. In 26 minutes as a starter, he posted 30 points (10-17 FG, 6-7 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks. His season highs stood at, respectively, 30 points, 15 rebounds, four assists, four steals, three blocks and six made threes.2009
The 2009-10 season marked Ilyasova's first back in the NBA after spending two years overseas with FC Barcelona. He appeared in 81 games for the Bucks, drawing 31 starts and averaging 10.4 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 23.4 minutes. He also ranked 14th in defensive rating (101.8) and had the 10th-lowest turnover percentage (8.2) in the league. Ilyasova's best performance of the season was Feb. 19 in a six-point victory over the Pistons. Across 33 minutes, he posted 16 points (6-6 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 3-6 FT), 12 rebounds, three assists and three steals without committing a turnover. That performance marked one of Ilyasova's 11 double-doubles. The Bucks, under head coach Scott Skiles, finished the season 46-36 and lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Hawks. In the series, Ilyasova averaged 9.7 points and 7.6 rebounds across 22.4 minutes.2010
Ilyasova played 60 games during the 2010-11 season, starting a career-high 34. He averaged 9.5 points and 6.1 rebounds in 25.1 minutes. He shot 43.6 percent from the field, 29.8 percent from three and 89.4 percent from the charity stripe. He also owned a defensive rating of 100.9, which was the 15th-best in the league. Arguably his best game of the season was Jan. 28 during a six-point victory over the Raptors. In 34 minutes, he posted 25 points (9-10 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 5-5 FT), seven rebounds, three steals, two blocks and one assist. That marked one of his four performances with at least 20 points. Ilyasova also racked up eight double-doubles. Under head coach Scott Skiles, the Bucks finished the season 35-47 and did not make the playoffs.2011
Ilyasova played all but six games during the lockout-shortened season, and he started a career-high 41 contests. In 27.6 minutes per game, he averaged career highs in points (13.0), rebounds (8.8) and assists (1.2). Ilyasova also ranked 16th in the NBA in total rebound percentage (17.6), second in three-point percentage (45.5), 10th in offensive rating (117.8) and 12th in win shares per 48 minutes (.185). Arguably his best game of the season took place Mar. 7 during a two-point loss to the Bulls. In 43 minutes, Ilyasova posted 32 points (14-18 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 10 rebounds, one assist and one block. That marked one of his two thirty-point games and one of his 20 double-doubles. Under head coach Scott Skiles, the Bucks finished 31-35 and did not make the playoffs.2012
In 2012-2013, Ilyasova averaged a career-high 13.2 points, 7.1 rebounds and a career-high 1.6 assists while shooting 46.2 percent from the floor and 44.4 percent from three. His mark from beyond the arc ranked fourth in the NBA, and he was also great at taking care of the basketball, finishing seventh in lowest turnover percentage (7.9) His strongest performance came in an eight-point win against the Sixers on Jan. 22. He scored 27 points on 58.8 percent shooting, grabbed 16 rebounds, nabbed three steals, dished two assists and blocked the ball once. Ilyasova and the Bucks made the playoffs with a 38-44 record and played the Heat in the first round. Ilyasova's best game of the postseason came in a 13-point Game 3 loss, when he scored 15 points, grabbed eight rebounds, dished four assists, collected three steals and blocked one shot in 33 minutes.2013
Ilyasova had injuries begin in the preseason when he was sidelined with a severely sprained ankle. The ankle would continue to hamper him throughout the year, eventually leading to him being shut down with 12 games remaining. Ultimately, Ilyasova appeared in 55 games (47 starts). He averaged 11.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 26.9 minutes. He shot 40.9 percent from the field, 28.2 percent from three and 82.3 percent from the charity stripe. Arguably his best game of the season took place on Mar. 3 during a 26-point victory over the Jazz. Ilyasova recorded 31 points (13-14 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), five rebounds, two steals and one block in 30 minutes. He accumulated seven games with at least 20 points, 11 games with at least 10 rebounds, three games with at least three steals and eight games with at least one block. He also pitched in eight double-doubles. Under head coach Larry Drew, the Bucks finished 15-67 and did not make the playoffs.2014
Ilyasova appeared in 58 games for the Bucks in 2014-15, starting 36. He played 22.7 minutes per game, averaging 11.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.0 assist. He also shot 47.2 percent from the field, 38.9 percent from three and 64.5 percent from the charity stripe. Ilyasova's best performance of the season occurred Mar. 26 during a four-point victory over the Pacers. In 36 minutes, he recorded 34 points (12-14 FG, 5-6 3Pt, 5-6 FT), six rebounds, two assists and two steals. Ilyasova had seven performances with at least 20 points, six double-doubles, 27 performances with at least one steal and 17 performances with at least one block. He also drilled at least three triples on 11 occasions. Under head coach Jason Kidd, the Bucks finished 41-41 and lost to the Bulls in six games during the first round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs. In the postseason, Ilyasova averaged 8.7 points and 3.8 rebounds across 23.7 minutes. His best playoff effort was during a Game 1 loss, where he posted 15 points (6-14 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-4 FT), three rebounds, three assists and two steals across 32 minutes.2015
Ilyasova began the 2015-16 season as a member of the Pistons. He appeared in 52 games (all starts) for Detroit and averaged 11.3 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 27.6 minutes. Then, he was traded to the Magic in mid-February. With Orlando, he appeared in 22 games (four starts), averaging 8.1 points and 5.5 rebounds across 20.3 minutes. Though he played on two different teams, Ilyasova was an excellent three-point shooter at home, drilling 40.5 percent of the 121 attempts he took in a home arena. Arguably his best performance of the season occurred Mar. 1 during a 13-point loss to the Mavericks. In 31 minutes, Ilyasova recorded 22 points (7-10 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 6-7 FT), 10 rebounds and two steals. It was one of his six outings with at least 20 points and one of his four double-doubles. Ilyasova also racked up 31 games with two or more made threes. Under head coach Scott Skiles, the Magic finished the season 35-47 and did not make the playoffs.2016
It's rare to see an NBA player log a full 82-game season when he splits the campaign between three different teams, but Ilyasova managed that impressive feat in the 2016-17 campaign. The long-time Milwaukee Buck began the season in Oklahoma City before being dealt to Philadelphia just days into the season. He finished the year in Atlanta. As has been the case through his career, Ilyasova was his usual productive self no matter where he played. In his first 41 games with the Sixers, Ilyasova scored in double figures a whopping 38 times. He scored 20 or more points eight times during that span, including back-to-back 23-point efforts against Memphis on Dec. 6 and New Orleans on Dec. 8. Ilyasova made his Atlanta debut on Feb. 24 and played in each of their remaining 26 regular-season games. During that span, he averaged 10.4 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 1.7 assists. He also suited up in all six of Atlanta's postseason games. Ilyasova's best performance of the series was a nine-point, nine-rebound effort in Game 1 against Washington on April 16.2017
Ilyasova began the season with the Hawks. He appeared in 46 games with Atlanta, drawing 40 starts and averaging 10.9 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 25.5 minutes. He was waived by the team in late February, and the 76ers picked him up soon after. Ilyasova proceeded to appear in 23 regular-season games with the 76ers, making three starts and averaging 10.8 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists across 24.1 minutes. He had his best performance of the season Dec. 9 while a member of the Hawks. During a seven-point win over the Magic, Ilyasova posted 26 points (9-9 FG, 5-5 3Pt, 3-5 FT), four assists and three rebounds across 28 minutes. That was one of Ilyasova's 11 efforts with 20-plus points. He also accumulated seven double-doubles. The 76ers finished the season 52-30, defeating the Heat in the first round of the playoffs before losing to the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. In the playoffs, Ilyasova saw 23.3 minutes per game and averaged 9.3 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists. His best postseason performance was during a Game 3 loss to Boston, where he posted 14 points (4-9 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT), seven rebounds, two assists and one block across 27 minutes.2018
After a three-year absence from Milwaukee, Ilyasova returned to his first and longest-tenured NBA team. The Bucks, with new head coach Mike Budenholzer at the helm, improved significantly during Ilyasova's return. Ilyasova left following the 2014-15 season in which the Bucks went 41-41. In 2018-19, the Bucks were an Eastern-Conference-best 60-22. Ilyasova averaged 6.8 points and 4.5 rebounds on 43.8 percent shooting from the field. Ilyasova is known in Milwaukee as a team player who is willing to sacrifice his body for the team. He demonstrated this by taking 51 charges during the season, leading the league. Ilyasova's best game of the season occurred during Milwaukee's first regular-season game against Toronto. He led the team to victory with 19 points, 10 rebounds and two assists. Ilyasova played in all of Milwaukee's playoff games across all three rounds. Ilyasova's best game came in Game 2 against Toronto. He scored 17 points, grabbed three rebounds, passed for two assists, and nabbed two steals in the Bucks win.
June 28, 2005Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round (36th pick) of the 2005 NBA Draft.
November 13, 2005Assigned to the Tulsa 66ers of the G-League.
April 17, 2006Recalled from the Tulsa 66ers of the G-League.
June 11, 2015Traded by the Milwaukee Bucks to the Detroit Pistons for Caron Butler and Shawne Williams.
February 16, 2016Traded by the Detroit Pistons with Brandon Jennings to the Orlando Magic for Tobias Harris.
June 23, 2016Traded by the Orlando Magic with Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Serge Ibaka.
November 1, 2016Traded by the Oklahoma City Thunder with a protected 2020 first-round draft pick to the Philadelphia 76ers for Jerami Grant.
February 22, 2017Traded by the Philadelphia 76ers with a 2017 second-round draft pick to the Atlanta Hawks for Tiago Splitter, a 2017 second-round draft pick and a 2017 second-round draft pick.
July 21, 2017Signed a contract with the Atlanta Hawks
February 26, 2018Waived by the Atlanta Hawks.
February 28, 2018Signed a rest-of-season contract with the Philadelphia 76ers
July 16, 2018Signed a three-year contract as a free agent with the Milwaukee Bucks.