Sam Amick of NBA Insider and USA TODAY Sports, reported that the Hawks are nearing a buyout with veteran forward Ersan Ilyasova.
This comes as news, just a few weeks after the trade deadline when it was reported Ersan exercised his right to deny trade requests, and just hours before the Hawks play the Pacers tonight in Indiana.
Atlanta Hawks nearing a buyout with Ersan Ilyasova, I’m told.
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) February 23, 2018
Amick also reports the Raptors and the Bucks have emerged as front runners to sign the forward just before the playoffs once the buyout is complete. This could very well open up to a number of teams as well.
With Ersan leaving, we should finally be able to see John Collins start and get up to 25-30 minutes per game for the remainder of the season.