Deron Williams Heads To Turkey, Sparking Rumors Of Other Stars Going East

Deron Williams has decided to play in Europe if the NBA lockout persists, but the news of the New Jersey Nets point guard has been well covered elsewhere on SB Nation. Williams' decision, however, is causing his fellow NBA players to contemplate taking their talents to the other side of the world if they're unable to play in the NBA next season.

Lakers star Kobe Bryant has already said he's open to considering offers from European teams and lesser NBA players such as Andrei KirilenkoSerge Ibaka and J.J. Barea have also indicated that they will more than likely play in the East next season if the lockout continues too much longer.

One player that won't be heading overseas, though, is New York Knicks big man Amar'e Stoudemire.

"I don't think anyone is thinking about playing overseas at this point -- certainly not Amar'e," agent Happy Walters told the New York Post on Thursday.

The Post intimates that Stoudemire probably has too many insurance and injury issues to worry about if he moved to Europe, but it wouldn't be surprising to see other stars follow Williams to Europe for a short vacation.

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