The negotiations are in the beginning stages, and Durant's agent, Aaron Goodwin, is also investigating potential options for his client to play in Spain and Russia. Durant was recently in China for a promotional tour, but is not currently thinking about playing there.
"The Turkish option is very intriguing," Goodwin said. "We're looking at other countries as well. Kevin hasn't agreed to play anywhere yet, but we're looking for the best fit."
The Turkish newspaper VATAN has reported that Besiktas -- if ultimately rejected by [Kobe] Bryant after weeks of trying to get the Los Angeles Lakers' star swingman to commit to join New Jersey's Williams at the Istanbul club in the event of an extended lockout -- will shift its focus to trying to sign Durant.
It seems unlikely that a decision will happen anytime soon. Durant said last month that he wanted to "take it slow" and see what happened with the ongoing NBA Lockout. Williams' early decision to sign to play in Turkey doesn't really appear to be similar to Durant's approach here.
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