View Full Version : Report: Deron Williams will play in Turkey if lockout lingers

07-07-2011, 12:29 PM

Sources w/knowledge of Deron Williamsí plans confirm his intent to play for Besiktas in Turkey if lockout continues


07-07-2011, 12:36 PM
This is just a way to stay in shape. I heard there's something in the contract that allows him to come back to the NBA once the labor dispute ends.

07-07-2011, 01:24 PM
smart guy, hopefully other NBA players/superstars will follow just to let the NBA know that they don't have a monopoly on the sport. there's more out there than just the NBA.

that's why i was mad that AI was trying so hard to get back in the NBA only to be a bench player and get his pay cut in half. i mean, how dumb can you be? those euro leagues pay you tax free money, provide you with a place to stay, and a car. all that > NBA unless you're kobe bryant status aka a superstar with a max contract in a big city.

07-07-2011, 03:41 PM
He better get some good insurance. For washed up players like AI it makes some sense.....for someone like Deron who stands to make 200+ mil over the next decade it makes no sense at all. The risk far outweighs the reward.