Sunday, October 16th, 2011 at 3:23 pm  |  27 responses

DWill Goes For 11 Points In Turkish League Debut

Not gaudy numbers for the Nets‘ All-Star, but at least DWill is paid and playing. Did he make the right decision to play overseas? Time will tell: “Deron Williams scored 11 points and had five assists to help Besiktas to a 107-69 victory over Bandirma Kirmizi on Sunday in the NBA player’s Turkish league debut. New Jersey Nets guard Williams — a two-time NBA all-star and former Illinois star — is among a number of players from the league signed to overseas clubs until the end of the lockout. Another lockout signing, Cleveland Cavaliers’ Turkish forward Semih Erden, scored 13 points and gathered 8 rebounds to help Besiktas open the season with an emphatic win.”

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  • slamfan4life

    no one said itd be easy….hope he stays healthy tho

  • Jay Cutler

    He isn’t exactly going to be killing himself to put up stats for the kind of money and exposure he’s getting there. Besides which he’s a marked man. Better to not try to go for 50 every game for some guy looking to catch a scout’s eye as the next Ron Ron Raja Bell’s him in the air.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    I couldn’t find anything anywhere saying how many minutes he played, but with such a lop-sided victory one could easily imagine he didn’t get much burn.

  • stayweird38

    I really hate deron Williams he is super over rated and I honestly think he sucks b@lls . I hope he gets hurt and I hope he never comes back to the nba. haha I’m just glad this scrub is on the garbage nets hahahah

  • http://slamonline.com Ugh

    @staywierd38 – You’re a douchebag. The guy plays basketball and you hope he gets injured? What do you wish on child molesters, then?

  • dahon

    cosign Ugh. thats so low, bro

  • greg

    they completely killed the other team why would he have a ton of stats? he prolly didnt get that many minutes

  • Scott

    good luck dwill hope u hv better games than this

  • Bojangles

    Dude quarterbacks his team to a 38 point win in his debut and this is the crap he gets from so called basketball fans? Easy to tell who actually played the game here.

  • Bojangles

    Dude quarterbacks his team to a 38 point W and this is the crap he gets from so called fans of the game? It’s easy to tell who the actual ball players are here.

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  • Live

    He played 23 minutes, link to box score below


  • bashmo

    @staywierd38 Deron Williams is no question a top 10 Basketball player in the world and is making money doing what he loves, while you are hating on him over the internet, taking time out of your day to do so. Such a child you are.

  • theDankerNuggets

    with the kind of numbers Rubio was putting up in Euro ball this does seem impressive

  • Zabbah

    It’s a blowout, he didn’t get any minutes, which was the right decision.

  • Brar

    He played 23 minutes and was 1-6 from the field with 1-4 from three.

  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos

    I agree that D-Will is overrated, but having had many basketball-related injuries myself I wouldn’t wish them on anyone. Impressed with Semih though, still can’t fathom why Boston gave him up.

  • gaber

    Vujačič ‘the mashine’ is killing for Efes in Turkish league. 19-5-4

  • http://slamonline.com Ugh

    This was Deron’s Turkish league debut, not his debut with Besiktas – Correct me if I’m wrong, anyone, but I think Efes Pilsen and Besiktas are the powerhouse teams in the Turkish league and then there’s a significant drop in strength? I assume they’d be resting him and the other star players for different competitions in a 30+ blowout, right?

  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    He did suck against Mons tho, not saying he is a baad player, prob was just a bad game for him..

  • gaber

    @Ugh. Besiktas is not in Euroleague. There are also Galataseray ( Pachulia,Songalia,James Lucas Gordan)
    and Fenerbache ( Sefolosha,Bogdanovič,Jerrels,Gist)playing in Euroleague.
    it is like 4 top clubs

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  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    It was a blowout. Collecting stats in a blowout is cheap.

  • marc

    i dont get how people say hes overrated when there so many pgs rated higher then him. I think he’s slept on. The dude is a good pg and deserves to be on a contender. He’s the type of pg that any team would love to have because he can fit in anywhere. Just stop the hate and let him do what he loves.

  • http://slamonline.com Ugh

    @gaber – Euroleague is four top clubs…?

  • gaber

    @Ugh – Turkish league is top 4 clubs , but only 3 of them play in euroleague