In the beginning of Deron Williams’s trip overseas, there was talk of an adjustment period. No more. Deron scored 23 points and dropped 8 dimes in Besiktas Milangaz’s 97-88 victory over Turk Telekom in the third game of the Turkish Basketball League. D-Will shot 8-15 from the floor, including 3-5 from beyond the arc, and got to the line six times (converting on four). He added two rebounds and a block to his statline.
Besiktas is now 3-0 in the TBL and (including prior games) on a six-game winning streak.
After three games, Deron is averaging 19.7 points and 7.7 assists in 32.7 minutes per game (though that number is misleading — Deron played just 23 minutes in game 1, then 37 in each of the past two), shooting 49% from the field and 50% (8-16) from beyond the arc.
Besiktas’s next game is on Saturday, Nov. 5th, when they face Fenerbahce Ulker — Bojan Bogdanovic’s club. Bogdanovic is low on Fenerbahce’s totem pole, scoring just 13 points in their first two games and shooting well under 30%.