Los Angeles Laker star Lamar Odom and Turkish team Besiktas agree to deal
Los Angeles Laker star Lamar Odom and Turkish team Besiktas agree to deal (Bild: Basketportal)
Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom has reached an agreement to sign with Besiktas of Turkey and team up overseas with New Jersey Nets star Deron Williams! Final details will not be sorted out before Friday, but Odom has indicated that he plans to join the Istanbu team as early as next week if the NBA lockout continues. Odom will sign a deal that would pay him a little over $2 million USD if he spends the rest of the season with Besiktas. The deal which was first reported in Turkey by NTV Spor and local journalist Mete Aktas, will include an opt-out clause to return to the NBA as soon as the lockout ends, same as in Williams' deal. Although Besiktas will sign another NBA star, there have been rumors that the club may not be able to pay the high salaries, only time will tell.
Autor: Christopher McCoy (Basketportal Worldwide, Artikel-Nr. 11016)