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Rumor Central: Ersan Ilyasova to miss Eurobasket 2017 tournament

Atlanta Hawks forward Ersan Ilyasova has announced on Instagram and translated by Eurohoops.net that he won't be available for Turkey's national team for the upcoming Eurobasket 2017 tournament.

Ilyasova wrote: "I am not in the physical or mental condition to help my national team. I have talked about the possibility of playing in the EuroBasket with the federation many times. Unfortunately, I will not be able to help our national team this summer."

Ilyasova stayed away from the court as a precaution, as he and his agent surveyed the free-agent market during the first two weeks in July. Ilyasova eventually decided to return to the Hawks when he signed a one-year, $6 million contract on July 21.

Ilyasova finished 2016-17 with the Hawks after they acquired him via a trade with the Philadelphia 76ers. In 26 appearances, Ilyasova averaged 10.4 points and 5.8 rebounds.

-- Nick Silva

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