It’s finally official: New Jersey Nets point guard Deron Williams will be playing in Turkey next season during the lockout in NBA.
D-Will tweeted the signature on his one-year contract with Besiktas Istanbul, the black eagles, from his Twitter account.
“Just made it official, headed to Turkey …signed with Besiktas & @BJK_Basketbol,” he wrote informing on his contract with Besiktas reportedly worth $5 million.
Atlanta Hawks center Zaza Pachulia, who also owns a turkish passport, also has an agreement to play for the Istanbul based club, which briefly employed Allen Iverson last season.
Players under contract like Williams would typically need a letter of clearance from FIBA — the sport’s world governing body — to play anywhere else.
Some tweets from all around the world, as Besiktas makes the best basketball signing ever in Europe !
Make a humble 5 million during a lockout year not bad.
Byeeeeeeeee. Bring back some köfte when you come back!
It’ll keep him nice and fresh, who wouldn’t want that? Stop being worried about injuries, this guy can take care of himself.
HE’D DO ANYTHING TO GET AWAY FROM THE NETS!!!!
If I was an NBA player, I wouldn’t leave and go overseas, I would stay in America to play basketball in a rec league and get some part time job doing something.
when a few more superstars like dwight and melo go to europe or china, the owners will cave in quick and pay the union all the money they want.
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