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By the way, Deron Williams still is not in Turkey. Yet.

Sep 7, 2011, 12:01 PM EDT

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Deron Williams is by far the biggest name to sign overseas, and there were reports last week he was due to land in Turkey and start working out with his new team Besiktas.

But not yet. Soon, but not yet.

He may get there today, reports Hoopsworld.

Deron Williams was supposed to arrive in Turkey on Tuesday afternoon, but experienced “passport troubles” that caused a slight change of plans. If all goes as planned, he’ll leave for Istanbul today.

There are still a lot of agents and league executives that think Williams will bail on this adventure early, even though he has said nothing of the sort. Those doubters see the millions Williams would get in his new contract next summer and wonder why he would risk injury. Williams has said his wrist is not 100 percent. But Williams had had nothing but positive things to say, and as of today he will set foot in Turkey, which is more than some doubters ever expected.

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