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D-Will might play in Europe -- just not Greece


08:07 AM ET 05.04 | It's never too early to think about one's future. Although the NBA's current collective bargaining agreement expires in nearly two months -- July 1, to be exact -- Nets point guard Deron Williams is already considering taking his talents abroad. "I'm already looking into playing overseas," said Williams, who was in Santa Monica, Calif., Tuesday taking part in an event featuring his favorite video game series, Call of Duty. "I haven't looked anywhere in general; I'm just looking into the possibility of playing over there. But I'm not going to make a decision until after the CBA." ... In the meantime, Williams said he doesn't have a gauge on what other players are planning to do if there is a lockout. The idea of going overseas was his own. But one place you probably won't find him in is Greece. "The economy is not too good in Greece right now," Williams said.

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May 4, 2011  08:13 AM ET

Good to see D-Will is up to speed on world economic issues.

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May 4, 2011  08:49 AM ET

Strategy, he's not playing in Europe; not at the height of his talent. He could fit in with a number of teams but those teams have superstar talent already in place that would make it hard to add him; get my drift?

May 4, 2011  09:00 AM ET

Delaney- if there's a lockout, and no season, it would make sense for the players to go overseas to make $$$.

May 4, 2011  09:22 AM ET

You've Got Your Money Soney Just Get A Basketball court built near your house and Play there don't travel across the world!!!! LOL!

May 4, 2011  09:24 AM ET

The economy ain't too good in the NBA either, Bro.

May 4, 2011  09:27 AM ET

Oh Yeah.... D-will your a smart man!

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May 4, 2011  09:37 AM ET

Not into Greek, Bro?

May 4, 2011  09:49 AM ET

Greece has financial troubles but the guys who run the top basketball teams are filthy rich.

May 4, 2011  09:54 AM ET

Okay. So now we are not even talking about the NBA anymore?

May 4, 2011  10:00 AM ET

Just go already. The spoiled punks who always threaten to go overseas are getting old. You think Jerry Sloan gives a **** if you go overseas?

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May 4, 2011  10:11 AM ET

Sloan is not even coaching.....much less Dwill...smh

You work at CNN with breaking news like that?

May 4, 2011  10:19 AM ET

Not into Greek, Bro?


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May 4, 2011  11:19 AM ET

If I could get a job anywhere in Europe, I would actually choose Greece even if the pay were slightly below other countries... simply because of the scenery... and I'm not talking about just the Pantheon and other ruins...

Roman citizens will be amused to know that you think their PANTHEON is in Greece while Athenians will be dismayed to learn that you've moved the PARTHENON.

May 4, 2011  11:22 AM ET

Good to see D-Will is up to speed on world economic issues.

Latrell Sprewell and Patrick Ewing demonstrated long ago that the average NBA player has a great grasp of economics... check their infamous quotes.

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