Report: Nets player bolts to Turkey

SPORTS NETWORK

, Last Updated: 10:34 AM ET

ISTANBUL -- Deron Williams apparently wants to remain active while the NBA and its players work out a new collective bargaining agreement.

According to NTV Spor, a Turkish television station, Williams will sign a contract with Turkish club Besiktas that will enable the 27-year-old guard to return to the NBA once the lockout ends.

Last season, Williams averaged 20.1 points, 10.3 assists and 4.0 rebounds in a combined 65 games with Utah and New Jersey. The Nets acquired Williams from the Jazz on Feb. 23.


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