Deron Williams goes for 50 vs. Göttingen in a EuroChallenge game.
European basketball is still as foreign to me as the name of the teams, so excuse my ignorance if I overstate or understate the abilities of some of these teams. I hear EuroChallenge is some really good competition even though Göttingen isn’t Barcelona or anything like that.
I’m really excited about the potential NBA/International pairings we could see if this lockout stretches into 2012. Maybe Amar’e lacing ‘em up for Maccabi Tel Aviv? Better yet, how about Kobe donning the Benetton Treviso uni??
New Jersey Nets point guard Deron Williams according to reports will play in Turkey this fall if the NBA lock out continues through the fall (which is increasingly likely). Williams may join Besiktas, a team that Allen Iverson briefly played for last season.
It’ll be interesting to see if more players, specifically, players of Williams’ caliber make the move to Europe or China to play during the lock out. The money will be there for a few months of work, but what about the risk of a career ending injury?