Ersan Ilyasova (Forward) - Waiver Wire Pickup

Brad Leibfried - RotoBaller

Much like last season, Ilyasova came into the season with high expectations only to struggle out of the gate.  Again like last season he has started to show flashes of brilliance at the halfway mark of the year.  On Monday he put up 29 points on with 3 three point makes and then was able to nab 13 rebounds Wednesday against the Grizzlies.  He has slowly been gaining the trust of new coach Larry Drew and has been getting close to 27 minutes a game over the last two weeks.  Assuming this trend continues and he stays healthy, Ilyasova should be able to again provide fantasy owners with good production in points, rebounds and three pointers made.  If he is available now is the time to pick him up.