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Saturday, May 12th, 2012 at 2:34 pm  |  10 responses

Deron Williams Has ‘Good Conversation’ With Prokhorov in Turkey


Deron Williams spoke with Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov and GM Billy King at a Euroleague semifinal game yesterday. Reports are saying that DWill and Prokhorov had “a good conversation,” but a formal powwow has not yet happened. From the NY Post: “The Nets may not re-sign Deron Williams this summer, but it won’t be for a lack of trying. The star point guard, who repeatedly has said he will opt out of the final year of his contract to test free agency this summer, spent yesterday in Istanbul, Turkey with Nets general manager Billy King and, as first reported by The Post, owner Mikhail Prokhorov. It only can be seen as a good sign for the Nets that Williams would choose to spend time with King and Prokhorov during the offseason. With Williams officially under contract until June 30 — the deadline for when he has to decide to exercise the early termination option in his deal — the Nets have a two-month head start on the competition to show Williams he should remain with the franchise and be the face of the team’s transition to Brooklyn this fall. Last week, King said he would be in Istanbul for this weekend’s Euroleague Final Four so he could meet with the Nets’ second-round pick in 2011, swingman Bojan Bogdanovic. Though it wasn’t known Williams was planning on making the trip, as well, it makes sense. He spent last fall playing in Istanbul for Turkish power Besiktas during the lockout.”

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  • toinefan88

    love to see bk put together a great team

  • ALD

    dwill in BK is his best option

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    ^if he wants money, yes. if wants jewelery, no

  • Ill Smith

    Better ask Iverson DWill. Being stuck with Billy King during your prime years = some ol bullsh*t

  • misso

    His best option is join us in Orlando wit D12 & that way we can convince Monta Ellis to come over

  • http://www.thesmashbrothas.com zen garden

    i thought they was trying to build around hump

  • http://www.google.com/news BETCATS

    Prokhorov doesn’t realize that wanting to build a good team and having Billy King as your GM are on opposite ends to the spectrum. You can’t have both.

  • jimmythesaint67

    Prokhorov should sign Pops Mensah Bonsu .. our TruGBOlympian who just swept the Euro awards for Besiktas after DWill left and remains a LDN baller and Brixton TopCat forever!

  • underdog

    It’s nice from Deron checking out his “summer-team”. I hope he sign to Dallas.

  • jay

    agreed. Billy King destroyed Iverson’s prime and DEMOLISHED Philly’s cap space for years and years.

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