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Kevin Love rejects offer from Besiktas

Posted on: November 21, 2011 3:44 pm
By Matt Moore 

The Turkish basketball club that had been pursuing a frontcourt running mate for Deron Williams will have to find someone other than Kevin Love. ESPN spoke with Love via text and the Minnesota All-Star confirmed that he is still looking at options overseas. 
"I didn't feel it was the right decision for me at this time," Love told

Love, though, said playing abroad if the lockout drags on "is still very much an option" he's considering.
via Kevin Love of Minnesota Timberwolves declines Besiktas' offer - ESPN.

Besiktas signed Deron Williams early in the lockout process, and the results in terms of attendance have not been staggering. Williams admitted recently that attendance hasn't been anywhere near a sellout for the club. Williams is averaging over 20 points and seven assists per game but has also said the transition overseas has been difficult in some ways.

Love was considered an option for Besiktas along with Chicago's Luol Deng in a weird contract in choice of options. It's not know what the offer for Love was, but apparently it wasn't good enough to drag the 30-30 machine over. Besiktas failed after multiple attempts to secure the services of Kobe Bryant this past summer. NTV Spor of Turkey reports Carlos Boozer and Polish center Marcin Gortat are also on Besiktas' wish list. 
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Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: November 21, 2011 4:35 pm

Kevin Love rejects offer from Besiktas

Love is possibly heard from others how  those emergency medical clinics in 3rd world countries are....

Welcome to the real world outside the NBA...where some countries speak basketball, but consider lawyers illegal and surgery unneccessary.

Might be tough to swallow a deal over there, especially when they pay you less than your agent makes, and don't pay you at all if you don't play, huh ?

Maybe you should just show up at Billy Hunter's house for dinner...he's the one that rejected the NBA's offer...AND he and his legal team are the only ones guaranteed to make millions during this quagmire- "pursuing" the players lawsuits that can't be won...That Billy, he's really got your back, or something in that geography anyway.

Remind me again-what was so bad about the NBA ?

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