The AP reports:

Deron Williams

New Jersey Nets point guard Deron Williams says on Twitter that he has officially signed with Turkey’s Besiktas.

The All-Star guard has posted a picture of Friday’s agreement with Besiktas bearing his signature on his Twitter account…

NTV Spor, however, stressed that the 27-year-old Williams needs clearance from FIBA, the international governing body of basketball, to play overseas.

InsideHoops.com editor says: As has been reported numerous times, D-Will’s deal is said to have an out clause allowing him to immediately leave and return to the United States to play for the New Jersey Nets as soon as the NBA lockout ends. Also, as I’ve said many times, no one expects many other NBA stars or even starter-level players to follow Deron’s lead and head to Europe. There simply aren’t enough big money basketball jobs available over there. Some additional opportunities may develop in China, however. But generally, most quality NBA talent will wait this thing out.

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