As you have probably heard, Deron Williams has said he would leave and play for Europe if the NBA lockout continued for an extended period of time. Williams is young and has an opt-out option in his contract after next year, so he may be more willing to take the chance of getting injured and having his contract voided (as NBA teams would have the option to do). However, would other players be willing to take such a big risk? No news has come out about any Indiana Pacers leaving for Europe, although I did see a tweet by Paul George saying he signed to play overseas....however, he quickly retweeted and said he was just kidding...phew!
Will going to play overseas pan out for Williams? And, will this become a trend for many more players in the NBA during the lockout? After the jump, check out the links of the day...
- Brian Shaw Raised His Niece After the Rest of His Family Died in a Car Crash
- Vogel to offer Boylen a job on the bench | Pacers Insider blog | The Indianapolis Star | indystar.com Mike Wells reports that Boylen is Vogel's first choice to complete his coaching staff.
- Pace setter - San Bernardino County Sun Home town profile on Darren Collison keeping his game in shape.
- From Wildwood to NBA: Crest native Frank Vogel named Pacers' head coach - pressofAtlanticCity.com: Sports
- C’s picks eyeing Europe - BostonHerald.com
- Deron Deal Could Come Friday With Press Conference Next Week - NetsDaily
- No Winners in NBA Lockout - SB Nation Indiana
- Top 20 NBA Free Agents of 2011 - Chris Mannix - SI.com
- Locked-out NBA players unlikely to follow Deron Williams'leadoverseas - Sam Amick - SI.com
- Lorenzo Romar not leaving college for Timberwolves | ProBasketballTalk Whew.
- One year ago today, LeBron made "The Decision" | ProBasketballTalk
- Holy smokes: Anti-drug agreement on holiday? - TrueHoop Blog - ESPN
- NBA lockout: NBA lockout claims Orlando's pro summer league - Orlando Sentinel