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Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 at 10:30 am  |  9 responses

Deron Williams to Play Overseas in Case of Lockout?


DWill tells ESPN that in the event of a lockout next season, he may take his talents across the pond: “I’m already looking into playing overseas,’ said Williams, who was in Santa Monica, Calif., Tuesday taking part in an event featuring his favorite video game series, Call of Duty. ‘I haven’t looked anywhere in general; I’m just looking into the possibility of playing over there. But I’m not going to make a decision until after the CBA.’ Beyond that, D-Will had nothing more to say about the labor negotiations between the NBA owners and players. ‘I’m not even going to talk about it,’ Williams said. ‘I’m going to let that work itself out. I think a lot of people open their mouths and shouldn’t be talking about the CBA. Let the people handle it that need to handle it. I don’t know enough about it to be running off at the mouth.’ For Nets fans wondering what Williams’ future holds with the Nets, they can find some reassurance in two things — the first being his recovery from surgery he had in mid-April to remove loose particles and scar tissue in his right wrist. ‘It’s good,’ Willlams said. ‘There’s really not much rehab; it’s just getting the strength back. Just by using it every day, you’re pretty much doing that.’ The second was his visit last week to the Barclays Center site in Brooklyn. ‘It was cool, man,’ Williams said. ‘It was cool just to see it all come together. They got a lot of beams up, so you can see kind of structure. There was enough up to where you can picture it, get a feel for how the arena is going to be. It’s good to see where the direction of the team is going and we’ll continue to do that over the next year.’”

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  • Groves

    thats fine, no blood, no foul

  • AD

    wherever he goes dwight goes

  • bar greengrass

    go play in maccabi tel aviv in israel

  • jegid

    cosign^

  • MikeC.

    He must not have looked too much into it since he’s under contract for next season and no FIBA-governed team can sign him unless the NBA’s union votes for decertification. I wish dudes would stop pulling the “I’ll go play in Europe” card because they simply can’t unless they’re free agents. I’m not sure if the Chinese Basketball Association has the same rules about signing dudes that are already have an NBA contract.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    Go to belgium

  • http://Nba.com GP23

    England please.

  • http://www.acb.com A l a n

    should come to the best league, Spain

  • Anonymosdef

    @MikeC I may be wrong (but I doubt it lol) but I think the players union already voted on whether or not to decertify in case of a lockout and they will (again IF there is a lockout). Also I think the decertification process would go thru the same player friendly courts as the NFL so they’d probably win.

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