Pistons acquire Ersan Ilyasova

The Detroit Pistons have acquired forward Ersan Ilyasova from the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for Caron Butler and Shawne Williams.

The 6-foot-10, 235-pound Ilyasova is tailer-made for head coach Stan Van Gundy’s system, which puts a premium on forwards who have the ability to stretch a defense with their shooting. Ilyasova is a career 37% shooter.

“Ersan Ilyasova is a player we have coveted since we got to Detroit,” Pistons president/coach Stan Van Gundy said in a released statement. “Not only is he a proficient three-point shooter that can stretch the floor, he is a high-energy, hard-playing guy who fits extremely well with how we want to play. We are excited about what he can add to our team.”

Ilyasova has two years remaining on his deal. He is set to earn $7.9 million next season and $8.4 million for the 2016-17 season, though only $400,000 is guaranteed.

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