Friday, November 25, 2011

Completes Besiktas' Fantastic Duo "with the signing of Lamar Odom

Deron Williams and NBA have companions at Besiktas. After the last days juggle a number of names among which are included Kevin Love, Carlos Boozer and Luol Deng finally chosen was the partner in the Lakers Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom. The player New York, that shares the same agent that Deron Williams has been committed to the Ottoman set for the remainder of the season if there is no NBA.

Odom, tired of waiting for the end of the conflict in the NBA, has reached an agreement with all of the Eagles for that if he remained until June as Turkish player charged a figure close to two million dollars. The player has signed the famous clause that would allow him to leave the team without penalty at the time when the competition resumes in the NBA.

Besiktas is done with a player with 12 seasons of NBA experience (the last seven wearing the shirt of the Lakers who won two NBA rings) in which he averaged 14.6 points, nine rebounds and four assists per game. Good numbers have earned him wear the United States, with which he won a bronze medal at the Athens Olympics and gold in the 2010 World Cup held precisely in Turkey.

However, despite its curriculum, Odom was not the first choice of the Turkish team. In the last hours Besiktas tried hiring of center Brook Lopez, Deron partner in the Nets, but the player declined the offer at the last minute, so that the Turkish policy was decided by Odom.

As a curiosity, having one of the hardest parts of the negotiations was to convince the woman to Odom. The famous Khloe Kardashian has finally agreed to move to Turkey despite family pressures by their Armenian origins, a country which has good relations with Turkey since the First World War.


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