Quoting "several NBA executives", Mitch Lawrence writes " his wrist issues will give him a perfectly legitimate excuse to bail on Besiktas, a second-tier team, if he finds that living in Turkey isn't for him. The countdown for his return to the U.S. will start in earnest the first time he gets hacked on the wrist."
Training camp for Besiktas, Williams' Turkish team, begins Thursday. He plays his first game in Istanbul vs. Dexia Mons of Belgium on September 27.
Williams said this weekend he and his family are excited about about Turkey but also noted his wrist, the subject of surgery last April, still needs strengthening and break up of scar tissue. Nets' orthopedist Dr. Riley Williams III performed the surgery.
Deron Williams set to join team in Turkey Thursday, but Nets guard says wrist still isn't healed - Mitch Lawrence - New York Daily News