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  1. Winderman: Why agents are pushing overseas options

    Aug 17, 2011, 2:31 PM EST

    NBA London 2011 -  New Jersey Nets v Toronto Raptors

    The flights are mostly one way, west to east. Everyone seemingly is going to Europe or beyond, amid the lockout. We appreciate the incentive for the players, the opportunity to stay sharp, find competition, earn a few pennies on their typical NBA dollars. But they are not alone in this process. It also is one…

  2. Kobe Bryant breaks off negotiations with Turkish squad

    Aug 12, 2011, 6:44 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Los Angeles Lakers

    Kobe Bryant is not going to Turkey. But other suitors still are seeking him out. Kobe and his agent Rob Pelinka met with representatives of Besiktas last week and the talks have broken off because the two sides could not reach a financial deal, reports Sportando.net. According to Obrad Fimic of Alti Sport who was…

  3. Europe’s best teams still hesitant to sign NBA stars

    Aug 9, 2011, 3:07 PM EST

    Deron-Williams

    We keep hearing rumors that there is going to be a flood of NBA players signing overseas soon — including some All-Star level players. If it happens — and that’s a big if — they still will not be signing with the best teams in Europe. They will be signing with the also-rans of the…

  4. Deron Williams looks pretty healthy… while dunking

    Aug 7, 2011, 7:30 PM EST

    Deron Williams

    Deron Williams had a wrist injury at the end of the season. It wasn’t a big deal, but some clean-up surgery was necessary. With Williams signing in Turkey, even with the insurance he revealed he’s obtained, there’s still some concern about what condition he’s in. Judging from this highlight clip from the Illinois Alumni Game…

  5. Video: Deron Williams and Kyle Korver play dodgeball

    Aug 4, 2011, 10:26 PM EST

    Korver-Dodgeball

    For a Thursday evening nightcap, we bring you a couple NBA stars playing Dodgeball. Kyle Korver and Deron Williams took part in an anual dodgeball charity fundraiser — Dodge Barrage — in Utah last year. Below we have the video (hat tip to Dime Mag for this). They second one is coming up Aug. 27…

  6. Report: Kobe to meet with Turkish club Thursday

    Aug 3, 2011, 9:55 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers Bryant walks off the court after Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference semi-final basketball playoff against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas

    He’s not going. But when Kobe Bryant said the other day he had not talked to Beşiktaş officials in weeks, with his next breath he said he’d listen to offers — “I’m just waiting for my phone to ring.” Now Beşiktaş is calling and the two sides will meet Thursday, according to multiple reports out…

  7. Jordan Farmar in talks to play in Israel for Maccabi Haifa

    Aug 2, 2011, 1:08 PM EST

    Miami Heat v New Jersey Nets

    Looks like the Nets may have both of their point guards playing overseas during the lockout. Deron Williams will be playing in Istanbul, and now his backup Jordan Farmar is in serious talks to play for Maccabi Haifa in Israel, reports Mark Stein at ESPN. Farmar has one more year left on his deal with…

  8. Report: There is no chance Kobe is playing in Turkey

    Jul 31, 2011, 3:01 PM EST

    NBA basketball player Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers smiles to fans upon his arrival at a stadium during his 2011 China Tour in Changsha

    This never made a lot of sense to us anyway — why would Kobe Bryant, a man obsessed with winning another NBA ring, risk injury and put more mileage on his knees to play in Turkey for Besiktas (the team that signed Deron Williams)? Still reports surfaced that he was to meet Saturday with the…

  9. Nets betting on Brooklyn, new building to sell free agents

    Jul 28, 2011, 11:21 AM EST

    Arena Atrium Barclay Center Brooklyn

    Sometimes, franchises need to change from the ground up. That’s what the New Jersey Nets are doing — new owner (a billionaire Russian playboy), a new star player in Deron Williams (who they are trying to keep) and a new building. The Nets were showing off that new building — the $1 billion Barclay’s center,…

  10. Derrick Rose saved his best for the best defenses

    Jul 27, 2011, 2:19 PM EST

    Chicago Bulls v Atlanta Hawks - Game Four

    We get it, you don’t need to remind us Chicago — Derrick Rose is a stud. An MVP. One of the new faces of the game. On top of all that, last season he played his best against the best defenses in the league. Every summer over at Basketball-Reference Neil Paine does an interesting analysis…

  11. Report: Kobe Bryant to meet with Turkish team July 30

    Jul 25, 2011, 1:05 PM EST

    Kobe Bryant

    I’m really weary of the “Kobe Bryant to Turkey” rumors. Here is what it comes down to: Kobe’s camp sounds hesitant (at best) and say the two sides haven’t really talked much, officials from Besiktas are overly optimistic. That comes through in another report from Turkey, via Slam. The interview is with Seref Yalcin, the…

  12. If the players are just posturing about this overseas thing, they’re putting their all into it

    Jul 24, 2011, 10:18 PM EST

    Deron-Williams

    If you’re not really going to Europe but you want it to seem like you are, this is the playbook. Release lots of media info, get one big guy to go, tell every reporter who asks that every member of your side is “considering it” and do as many exhibitions in other countries to generate…

  13. LeBron, reportedly the one star not “open” to Europe

    Jul 22, 2011, 8:10 AM EST

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game Six

    Chris Paul is the latest NBA star “open” to playing in Europe next season if the NBA lockout drags on. He joins Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard and a host of others who are open to the idea. Personally, I’m open to dating Scarlett Johansson. I’m open to winning the…

  14. David Stern to meet with FIBA leaders in New York

    Jul 19, 2011, 1:09 PM EST

    To match Interview NBA/STERN

    Officially, none of this is about the lockout and NBA players going overseas… unless that somehow comes up. NBA Commissioner David Stern has a meeting set up with FIBA secretary general Patrick Baumann this week in New York. With all the talk of players going overseas would say “what a coincidence” but everyone involved said…

  15. Howard says there is a “huge possibility” he plays overseas

    Jul 18, 2011, 8:10 AM EST

    Orlando Magic v Phoenix Suns

    There is a lot of risk in Dwight Howard playing overseas during the lockout — he has two years, $37.5 million on his existing deal that can be wiped out if he gets injured. What’s more, he has said he is going to opt out of that last year, meaning he would be a free…

  16. Report: Kobe Bryant was near deal with Besiktas in Turkey prior to match-fixing scandal

    Jul 16, 2011, 3:12 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks - Game Three

    Hey, so that whole thing about Besiktas being in trouble for football match-fixing? Yeah, bad timing on that. Jonathan Givony from Draft Express reports that Besiktas was nearing a deal for Kobe Bryant for $450,000 a month. That’s a $250k increase over what Deron Williams is reportedly getting. Which makes sense, since Bryant is arguably…

  17. Report: Turkish team which signed Deron Williams has its accounts frozen

    Jul 16, 2011, 1:00 PM EST

    Deron Williams

    Allright, so this one’s a little complicated. Let’s work the NBA angle and go backwards. Deron Williams signed with Besiktas. He even tweeted a photo of the signed contract and everything. But of course, that could get messy if the team can’t pay him. There have been concerns about overseas players betting paid in general…

  18. Deron Williams confirms he has signed in Turkey

    Jul 15, 2011, 11:12 PM EST

    Deron-Williams

    It’s official, we saw it on twitter. Actually, it’s official because Deron Williams tweeted it and added a picture of his signature on a contract with Besiktas. Williams has signed a deal that will have him playing in Turkey this fall if the NBA lockout isn’t resolved. Well, maybe it will, but he has signed…

  19. League good with Jordan, locked-out NBA players golfing together

    Jul 14, 2011, 8:10 AM EST

    Quail Hollow Championship- Pro Am

    As he has done for years, Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan will be at Lake Tahoe this weekend golfing in the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship. So will Ray Allen, Shane Battier, Jason Kidd, Deron Williams and Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro. They’ll all be hanging out together. Most years this shouldn’t strike you as…

  20. Union letter to NBA players: Keep looking overseas

    Jul 13, 2011, 8:03 PM EST

    Billy Hunter

    It’s all about leverage. In a letter sent out to 450 NBA players, players union Executive Director Billy commended Deron Williams and all but encouraged players to look overseas. He said that he did not think FIBA or the NBA would stand in a player’s way (FIBA would have to clear players under contract to…

  21. Deron Williams new Turkish team not great about paying players

    Jul 13, 2011, 5:53 PM EST

    Deron Williams presser

    Talk with any hoop player who has worked outside the very highest levels of European basketball and they can tell you horror stories about trying to get paid. Check out what former Cavalier Lance Allred told Sports Illustrated today, about the $160,000 he never got from an Italian team. Stories like that are common. Among…

  22. Season-long lockout may make it hard for Nets to keep D-Will

    Jul 11, 2011, 12:47 PM EST

    NBA London 2011 -  New Jersey Nets v Toronto Raptors

    The New Jersey-but-soon-to-be-Brooklyn Nets have one goal for the next season — keep Deron Williams. He is the cornerstone, he is the guy who can opt out next summer. He is the guy they need to win over. Which will be pretty hard if there is no next season. Williams told Chris Broussard of ESPN…

  23. Deron Williams has no fear about playing in Europe, says he’s going ‘for the experience’

    Jul 10, 2011, 2:00 PM EST

    NBA London 2011 -  New Jersey Nets v Toronto Raptors

    When word came out that Deron Williams was headed to Europe to play for Turkish team Besiktas in Istanbul, there was a flurry of questions that came out. Would he really pay for that little money? (Because apparently $200,000 a month is “little.”) What about being away from his family? (You mean like he is…

  24. On Deron Williams and the NBA players who likely won’t be following him overseas

    Jul 8, 2011, 4:53 PM EST

    Deron-Williams

    Deron Williams, in his decision to suit up for the Turkish club Besiktas next season should the lockout continue, has officially opened the door for other locked out NBAers to seek employment elsewhere. The notion that top NBA players could jet across the Atlantic to play in European leagues is no longer a mere possibility;…

  25. Turkish team has special sponsor to pay for Williams

    Jul 8, 2011, 12:22 PM EST

    Deron Williams presser

    This is the second time in two years that Besiktas — a team that finished sixth in a Turkish league that is not considered one of the top divisions in Europe — landed and paid for a big time NBA star. Last year it was Allen Iverson, a future Hall of Fame player but a…

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