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Deron Williams is struggling in Europe

Posted on: October 6, 2011 11:40 am
By Matt Moore

Sounds like a great vacation, right? See the sights, try local food, experience a new culture. And hey, play some basketball with guys who aren't even in your league. You can drop 40 a game if you really want to, but you won't, because you're a guest in their country. 

Turns out it's not quite that easy for Deron Williams with Besiktas in Turkey. From  
Williams led Besiktas into the EuroCup last week, which is a second tier tournament that took place in Belgium, and he had 7 points on 3 of 13 shooting with 6 turnovers. The man who should dominate at this level watched his team get eliminated fast.

Days before that in D-Will’s debut for Besiktas he was 3 for 15 shooting.
via Deron Williams not impressing anyone in Europe so far | ProBasketballTalk.

Williams told the New York Times that he's getting bumped around so much, it's difficult for him to adjust. So to review, he can't hit shots, and the guy who's less than four months removed from wrist surgery is getting lots of contact without an NBA training staff around. 

That sound you hear is Mikhail Prokhorov saying "No, really, 52 percent BRI is fine!"  

Since: Sep 29, 2011
Posted on: October 8, 2011 3:49 am

Deron Williams is struggling in Europe

First off, the team he plays on is probally shtty as fk...He probally over compensates on offence trying to do too much. He is also a huge target where he is, and therefore, the extra push and shoves come in abundance. Deron feeds off of good players. How many do you think he has on this team? I may be wrong, but I doubt it...The team he's on is a bunch of turds and you guys know it...

Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 7, 2011 11:38 am

Deron Williams is struggling in Europe

Maybe unbiased officials will wake up our spoiled stars!

Since: Apr 4, 2008
Posted on: October 7, 2011 11:26 am

Deron Williams is struggling in Europe

I've got to admit, I've never bought into the whole "NBA refs call the game different for the stars" conspiracy theory, but D-Will's performance sure gives it some credibility (along with Jordan shoving Ehlo to the ground to make a game-winning shot).  Anyway, I'd be surprised if he's not thinking "Is the money I'm getting, worth physical toll and reputation hit I'm taking over here?"  Maybe he'll come back to the states with a better appreciation of how good players have it over here.  Hey D-Will why don't you share that information with your spoiled friends over here so they'll get a CBA approved and we can have a season!!

Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: October 7, 2011 12:36 am

Equal officiating 101: Class in session

My, my, my. It looks like the first reports are starting to roll in about what happens when the NBA hierarchy isn't around to tell officials to give preferential calling to the annointed ones of the league. When delicate flowers like Kobe, LBJ and Wade can't get calls from the refs when a guy breaths on him, what will they do? Even worse: How will they react when they are called for offensive fouls that are regularly ignored here in the states? Please, everybody, let the billionaires and millionaires drown the NBA in their selfish rhetoric so that a true global league will materialize and players can be held to the same standards from LA to Istanbul. I'll miss the Kings in Sacramento, but at least we won't be cheated by crooks and cheats running a sham basketball league from whatever dark, locked and heavily guarded room they issue their edicts.

Since: Apr 23, 2010
Posted on: October 7, 2011 12:19 am

Deron Williams is struggling in Europe

He prlly isn't even trying.

Since: Nov 24, 2006
Posted on: October 7, 2011 12:10 am

Deron Williams is struggling in Europe

Tigers win, Tigers win!!!

Since: Aug 23, 2009
Posted on: October 6, 2011 11:06 pm

Deron Williams is struggling in Europe

Really?  Come on.  These guys are like playing for peanuts as opoosed to Williams.  They don't care if he has status in the US and byt he way, he's in Turkey.  I was stationed there for 25 months and the culture isn't the same as the US, regardless of what city you grow up in.  TThe Turks know he gets good coin in the states and he's over there to line his own pockets, not for goodwill.

Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: October 6, 2011 9:13 pm

Deron Williams is struggling in Europe

Though it`s 2 zip Tigers as I type this, The Tigers should win that game I said it before it even started.

The Pistons are one of the most pathetic NBA franchises in the NBA right now. Rip Hamilton, Tayshaun Prince,Ben Wallace,Tracy McGrady....Stuckey your starting PG, Maxiell... what do they think it`s permanently 2004.What a bunch of bums. There probably hoping there is no NBA season so they don`t have to suffer through watching a D League product playing in the NBA. 

Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: October 6, 2011 7:27 pm

Deron Williams is struggling in Europe

Williams not easily edjusting to Turkish ball
He should have known that they use extra gravy before he signed that contract.

Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: October 6, 2011 6:55 pm
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