Deron Williams' new agent Jeff Schwartz has confirmed reports that Williams will indeed play for Besiktas, a Turkish club team in Istanbul, during the NBA lockout. Schwartz did not disclose the contract terms, but did tell ESPN's Ric Bucher that the agreement is done.
Williams' newly hired agent, Jeff Schwartz, on Thursday confirmed a report from the Turkey-based sports outlet NTV Spor that the All-Star point guard has struck an agreement in principal to play for Besiktas, which is the club that briefly employed Allen Iverson last season.
While Schwartz himself did not disclose the contract terms, sources told Bucher and Marc Stein that the deal is a one-year contract in the "low seven figures." The deal also includes an immediate opt-out that would allow Williams to return to the NBA if the lockout is resolved.
Williams has two years left on his contract with the New Jersey Nets, but has the option to become an unrestricted free agent after next season. It is widely expected that he will exercise that option.