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Best Potential Trade Scenarios, Packages and Landing Spots for Ersan Ilyasova
Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Discontent is brewing within the Milwaukee Bucks organization, and it could lead to a trade that centers around Ersan Ilyasova

The Turkish power forward wants out, according to the Journal Times

Ilyasova is arguably the Bucks’ best trading chip and several teams are believed to be interested in him. According to multiple sources, Ilyasova has expressed a desire to be traded, apparently having had his fill of the Bucks’ continual rebuilding project.

Ilyasova downplayed talk about him wanting out of Milwaukee and declined to comment on whether he or his agent, Andy Miller, had requested a trade.

The 2013-14 campaign has been filled with struggles for the stretch 4, though he still maintains his admiration for the franchise that originally drafted him, per the same Journal Times article: "I really like this team because it was my first team in the NBA; I was drafted by them. And I have huge respect for Senator Kohl. He was always up there for me during all those seasons."

Unfortunately, the positive feelings don't extend to the court. 

Not only has he been beset by injuries during a season that has seen Milwaukee fail to reach double-digit wins before the All-Star break, but he's also averaged only 10.2 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. Most problematic is his shooting, as his three-point percentage has plummeted from 44.4 percent last year to a putrid 29.3 percent this season. 

It's depressed his value, to the point that some of these trades might not seem like they're leaving Milwaukee with enough in return. But remember, tanking is good for this organization, and any help it can get in the future is beneficial.

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