Deron Williams debuted Tuesday for Besiktas and depending whose tweets you read, he was either "very out of shape" (Jonathan Givony of Draft Express) or out of "rhythm" (him). D-Will scored 15 points, handed out nine assists, but shot 3-for-15 from the field as Besiktas beat Dexia Mons of Belgium by 8 in Istanbul.
Givony tweeted, "Not a terribly impressive debut from a very out of shape looking Deron Williams in EuroCup qualifiers." Williams admitted he wasn't up to speed yet. "Won our first game of the season today by 8. Still trying to find my rythm out there Played against my teammate from Illinois Warren Carter."
Besiktas posted 16 minutes of highlights from his last preseason game.
- Besiktas draw first blood in EuroCup Qualifying Round series - Eurobasket
- Boxscore - FIBA Europe
- Beşiktaş Milangaz 78, Dexia Mons Hainut 70 - Besiktas
- TUR/USA - Team USA's D-Will on court with Besiktas - FIBA
Deron makes winning start at Beşiktaş - Hurriyet Daily News