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Celtics drop NBA’s preseason opener to Turkish team 97-91

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Don’t read anything into the final score. Yes, the Celtics dropped their preseason opener 97-91 to Fenerbahce Ulker in Istanbul, Turkey. No, at times it was not really pretty — stretches of weak rebounding, too many turnovers and an offense that had fits and starts — but what do you expect in your first preseason [more]

Report: Brook Lopez to join Deron Williams in Turkey

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It looks like Turkish side Besiktas has found its NBA big man — and it turns out to be Deron Williams’ teammate. Brook Lopez is near a deal with the Istanbul-based team to join them for the remainder of the lockout, reports Kartal Basketball )via Sportando). The deal is in place and just needs to [more]

Cavaliers center Semih Erden has surgery on thumb

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Quick an update on an injury we told you about previously. Cavaliers center Semih Erden has now had surgery on the thumb he broke in a game this week for Turkish side Besiktas, reports Sportando on twitter. He will be out at least six weeks with the injury. That means if a settlement to the [more]

Video: Watch Deron Williams drop 50 in Turkey

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I realize now that the headline on this post brings up memories of a legendary WKRP in Cincinnati episode, but that was not the intent. This is really the video of Deron Williams scoring 50 for Besiktas in Turkey. As expected, no guard in that league can really stay in front of D-Will. Which is true [more]

Report: Turkish team in talks with Lamar Odom

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Khloe & Lamar in Istanbul? It might happen. Besiktas, the Turkish side that has Deron Williams at the point guard, is in negotiations with the Lakers Lamar Odom to join him, reports Marc Stein at ESPN. Besiktas has reportedly made runs recently at Kevin Love, Carlos Boozer and Luol Deng but have not been able [more]