Of course, Williams will be able to rejoin the Nets as soon as the lockout is over, but in the meantime, Nets fans are crossing fingers that their star player doesn't tweak or tear anything while playing for relative peanuts across the globe.
Nets fans also wonder what kind of pressure this puts on New Jersey owner Mikhail Prokhorov and the other owners.
"There's real pressure on Mikhail Prokhorov, and implied pressure on every owner with valued stars, to get the NBA season started on time," writes Abbott. "There's nothing like watching the future of your franchise take the floor night in and night out in a chippy overseas league. If Williams gets injured in Turkey, it's bad for Williams, but it's dreadful for the Nets," who need him to recruit free agents and open the Barclays Center.
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