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Deron Williams’ 15 Games With Besiktas Commemorated In Slightly Over The Top Fashion

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“Clearly, the bar for basketball greatness isn’t set too high in Turkey,” scoffed USA Today’s Tom Weir upon learning Besiktas had retired Deron Williams’ #8 jersey after just 15 games with the club.  Williams, who is rejoining the Newark Nets just in time for the club to make a push for Dwight Howard, averaged 21.8 points per game and 6.5 assists during his blink-and-you-missed-it tenure in Istanbul, numbers far more impressive, than say, those accumulated by Mike Piazza during his 5 games with the Florida Marlins in 1998.

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