Originally posted on It's Always Sunny in Detroit  |  Last updated 11/29/11
Apparently 21.8 points and 6.5 assists per game is good enough for no one to ever wear your number ever again in Turkey. That's what New Jersey Nets guard Deron Williams did in 15 games with the Turkish club Besiktas. And now the team will raise his #8 jersey to the rafters and see that the number is never donned again. 15 games! With the lockout settled, Williams will return to the United States and resume his position running the point for the Nets. Williams was the first player of star-caliber to commit to playing overseas, as he did so back in July, apparently forecasting the labor dispute bleeding into the NBA regular season. He blogged about his experience in Turkey saying that the culture shock was minimal because all of his teammates and coaches spoke English. The Turkish Basketball League will lose most of its NBA players including Mehmet Okur, Zaza Pachulia and Thabo Sefolosha. The TBL is keeping what might be their most important NBA player in Sasha Vujacic. Of c...
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