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Report:Lopez turns down Besiktas, Odom signs

Posted on: November 24, 2011 11:57 am
Edited on: November 24, 2011 5:50 pm
By Matt Moore 

Update: In a typical sign of how flimsy these European deals are, Sportando reports that the deal with Lopez has fallen through, and it's now Lamar Odom who has agreed to a deal with Besiktas. We'll wait to see if this falls through as well. 


After whiffing on Kobe Bryant and swinging out on Kevin Love, it looks like Besiktas has its next NBA star to go with Deron Williams. Sportando reports that Brook Lopez will head to Turkey to join Williams for the duration of the NBA Lockout, via Kartal Basket. 

That makes two Nets on Besiktas, and could help with developing chemistry between Lopez and Williams. Which, if the entire season is lost, won't be much help since Williams may bolt in free agency, and the Nets could jettison Lopez in restricted free agency. But it still makes for a notable teammate for Williams this season in Istanbul, and more time with Williams will help Lopez regardless of where he ends up. Playing with a point guard of his caliber will do wonders for him. 

Meanwhile, Williams hasn't been suffering as of late, scoring 50 points, shooting 17-23 from the field. Not a bad day's work. 

Lopez struggled last season under Avery Johnson, and his rebounding numbers have become an area of concern for his development. But he's still one of the better low-post and high pick-and-roll players in the league and should help Besiktas this season.

Since: Feb 11, 2010
Posted on: November 27, 2011 12:37 am

Report:Lopez turns down Besiktas, Odom signs

Lopez saw Midnight Express...and apparently so has Lamar. Surprised

Since: Nov 24, 2011
Posted on: November 25, 2011 11:39 am
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Since: Mar 14, 2009
Posted on: November 24, 2011 4:05 pm

Report: Brook Lopez to join Williams in Turkey

Swinging out? Striking out maybe

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