His Turkish team doesn't play until September 27 (in a EuroCup, not Euroleague, contest vs. a Belgian team) but Deron Williams will be on the court Saturday in a University of Illinois Alumni game that will also feature ex-Net Kendall Gill.
"It’s always good to get back to Champaign," he told the Chicago Tribune. "(It’s) good to catch up with former players and coaches , catch up with those guys and beat up a little on them on the court as well."
Williams will also participate in a celebrity dodgeball tournament in Utah at the end of August before departing for Istanbul and training camp with Besiktas.
En route to Turkey, Deron Williams to compete in Illini alumni game - Shannon Ryan - Chicago Tribune