Deron Williams got his first look at the Nets' second round pick on Sunday and we don't yet know what he thinks, but one thing is for sure: He's not Deron Williams. D-Will is the dominant player in the Turkish League. After a slow start, Besiktas has won nine straight, including Sunday's upset of Fenerbahce.
Fenerbache plays in the big arena, the Sinan Erdem Sport Center; the big league, the Euroleague; and was projected to be one of the continent's top teams. Instead, Besiktas, with Williams, Cavaliers center Semih Erden and the league's top scorer, Marcelus Kemp, has become Turkey's team.
Williams had 21 points, including five threes, five assists and five rebounds, Bogdanovic 8, 5 and 1, going 3-for-9 overall.
In a tweet just before the game, D-Will said his decision to play in Turkey was based on a belief there would be no NBA season. "That's why I'm playing in Turkey I knew this wasn't going to get resolved and I don't want to not play bball for a YEAR!" He also got into it with fans on Twitter, calling two of them "dummy".
- Boxscore - Turkish Basketball League
- Regular Season Round 4: Besiktas - Fener.Ulker 83-78 - Eurobasket
Beşiktaş Milangaz 83, Fenerbahçe Ülker 78 - Besiktas