Turkey-based website Katal Basket is reporting that Besiktas has reached an agreement with Nets center Brook Lopez, and will officially announce the signing in the next couple of days.
Brook Lopez only had twelve games with Deron Williams last season, so the opportunity to build a stronger rapport between the two — even overseas — is a welcome one. I imagine Deron and Brook wouldn’t have much trouble dominating the TBL, and the winning experience would certainly help the two after last year’s nightmare. Still, because of the NBA lockout and each player’s expiring contract, there’s a good chance this might be the last time they work together.
Besiktas had most recently pursued Lamar Odom, Carlos Boozer, and Marcin Gortat, but Lopez’s short rookie NBA contract makes him a viable candidate for Besiktas to sign for insurance purposes over the other three players.
More to come as this story develops.