NBA Lockout Backup Plan: Turkey

July 8, 2011  |  

(Wall Street Journal) — With the NBA stuck in a lockout that could last for months, New Jersey Nets guard Deron Williams became the first major NBA player to have a backup plan for the fall: He’s taking his talents to Istanbul.  On Thursday, Williams agreed to join Turkish team Besiktas in the event of a lengthy lockout. There’s no need for Net fans to panic, since he’ll play in New Jersey in the event there’s actually NBA basketball this year, but Williams could be headed to Turkey if the labor situation is not resolved.  With the move, Williams may have transformed from All-Star point guard to trend-setter.

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