Posted by Royce Young
Deron Williams was supposed to leave for his new Turkish team a week ago.
The reason? Via HoopsWorld, it was because of "passport troubles." And if everything is sorted, Williams is set to leave Wednesday to join Besiktas.
It's kind of those "We'll believe it when we see it" type of things. Because as last week's reports noted, Williams might get cold feet and use his former wrist injury as a solid excuse not to go or at least to cut it short.
Williams did say this recently about his journey to Turkey though: "I'm excited. I think it'll be exciting to go over there and play basketball, for one, while everybody else isn't. It'll just be an exciting time for my family. See a new culture."
You kind of have to actually go there to see it though. I'm sure Williams will at some point. He does have the opt-out clause and while there's a small sense of building optimism surrounding the CBA negotiations, nothing is close to done. Williams might be trying to wait and see how the recently scheduled meetings go, or he really just might be having passport issues.
He's supposed to leave today. So we'll see.