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archie63 07-07-2011 07:17 AM

Deron Williams to Turkey?
 
Besiktas agreed to terms with Deron Williams? | Turkey | Europe | Sportando

It seems more than just a rumor.

MARTYNAS 07-07-2011 07:39 AM

I remember he considered the idea to play in Europe during NBA lock. But Besiktas? I really wanted to see Deron in Euroleague, not Eurocup...
Besiktas also wanted Shaq, they were sure he will join them... But D will is even better catch.

archie63 07-07-2011 07:53 AM

Looks like some player just want to play some "real" games before the NBA starts again, not only practice for 6 month

Akerlyn 07-07-2011 08:36 AM

When i saw that, i say wtf is doing besiktas??? They play only in Eurocup :dead:

MARTYNAS 07-07-2011 08:44 AM

Just crazy owners. ''Video game'' sign, they have a lot of cash and do what they want. Just like Iverson deal. Iverson was mediocre player, but highly overpaid. It was possible to sign way better assets, but Besiktas doesn't wanted valuable players, they just wanted ''Iverson''. Just like LA wanted David Beckham and so on...
D Will is a good player, but again, I believe money badly spent.

6cubed 07-07-2011 08:47 AM

Deron Williams is the best PG in the NBA imo... Can't wait to see how his game translates overseas. I think he will do well and I don't care if it's not a Euroleague team.

Not every NBA player can be like Sonny and get on a Euroleague club. Too much supply coming from the US with the lockout.

In the end this is a great opportunity for European basketball to be exposed to Americans during the lockout... take advantage Europe! The time-zone differences are annoying but hopefully ESPN will have access to highlights.

js12 07-07-2011 09:40 AM

What is the difference between Euroleague and Eurocup?

Akerlyn 07-07-2011 09:54 AM

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Originally Posted by js12 (Post 558011)
What is the difference between Euroleague and Eurocup?

in Euroleagy play strongest europe clubs. When 1 team win Eurocup, when that come to Euroleague. Sorry for bad english. :confused2:

js12 07-07-2011 09:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Valanciunas (Post 558014)
in Euroleagy play strongest europe clubs. When 1 team win Eurocup, when that come to Euroleague. Sorry for bad english. :confused2:

So Eurocup is kind of like a B league so to speak?

MARTYNAS 07-07-2011 10:17 AM

Euroleague and Eurocup are International club tournaments. If you interested in Soccer, Euroleague is like UEFA Champions League, while Eurocup is UEFA cup. Domestic leagues champions and other best teams play in Euroleague, while worse best Euro teams play in Eurocup. Yeah, it's like b league.

Akerlyn 07-07-2011 12:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by js12 (Post 558015)
So Eurocup is kind of like a B league so to speak?

yes :)

jeffb 07-07-2011 09:59 PM

Deron Williams to play in Turkey
 
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STEIN_LINE_HQ Marc Stein
Just filed to ESPN.com: Sources w/knowledge of Deron Williams' plans confirm his intent to play for Besiktas in Turkey if lockout continues
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js12 07-07-2011 10:02 PM

Already posted: http://www.raptorsforum.com/f/f6/der...key-20747.html

Dark Knight 07-07-2011 10:09 PM

What happens if the lockout situation is resolved before the season starts. Does Deron still have to play in Turkey? lol

Windex 07-07-2011 10:14 PM

I heard its $5 mil salary
and Besiktas is talking to Kobe. Turkish Airlines will pat some of the amount.

LOG 07-07-2011 10:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Dark Knight (Post 558222)
What happens if the lockout situation is resolved before the season starts. Does Deron still have to play in Turkey? lol

I believe he will be getting 200k euros monthly and he will have an option to go back to the nba any time, but he is not even gonna play in euroleague... i honestely dont understand why would he sign with a team that doesn't compeate in the highest level in europe?

Windex 07-07-2011 10:20 PM

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Originally Posted by LOG (Post 558225)
I believe he will be getting 200k euros monthly and he will have an option to go back to the nba any time, but he is not even gonna play in euroleague... i honestely dont understand why would he sign with a team that doesn't compeate in the highest level in europe?

They gave him the money

Aamir 07-07-2011 10:46 PM

He wants to run ball with A I. :cookie:

6cubed 09-11-2011 10:34 AM

Deron Williams debuts for Besiktas

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Montepaschi Siena - Besiktas 91:93

Deron Williams (191-PG-84, college: Illinois) debuted for Besiktas. The guard led his team to a narrow 93:91 win over Montepaschi Siena in Bormio. Deron Williams delivered 14 points for the winners. Marcelus Kemp (196-G-84, agency: SportsTalent, college: Nevada) unloaded 19 points to lead the effort. The teams were tied at 20 after ten minutes of action. But Besiktas stepped on the gas in the second frame. They grabbed a 50:39 lead after ten minutes of action. The margin grew at 13-point mark at the final break. Montepaschi Siena cut the deficit in the fourth frame but Besiktas hung on to escape with a narrow win at the end. David Hawkins (194-G-82, college: Temple) accounted for 16 points for the Turkish team. Pietro Aradori (192-G-88) answered with 17 points for Montepaschi Siena. DaJuan Summers (203-F-88, college: Georgetown) notched 19 points for the Italian champions.
Italian Basketball, Teams, Scores, Stats, News, Standings - EUROBASKET

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Besiktas' investment in Deron Williams is already paying off.

In his first game with Besiktas, Williams played a big part in his new team's 93-91 win over Euroleague power Montepaschi Siena in the annual Bormio Tournament in Italy, Netsdaily.com reports. Williams finished with 14 points, eight rebounds and six assists in 18 minutes.

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