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December 18, 2011 Updates

Can Pelister: Coach Ergin Ataman: We're waiting for Carlos Arroyo. First choice is Arroyo. If Arroyo gets a deal with any NBA team, our second choice is Demond Mallet. Twitter

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Any reservations because Allen Iverson had a difficult time with that team? Deron Williams: I didn’t even know that. I thought he liked it. He didn’t like it. At the time, I thought he liked it. But I think I adjust well. I like trying different things, different proposals. I’m not scared to try things. I heard he went to TGIFridays everyday. I went to TGIFridays one time. So I think we’re a little different. New York Daily News

December 5, 2011 Updates

Craig Stouffer: Pops Mensah-Bonsu confirms he signed with Besiktas in Turkey - playing time for top team overseas as prep for Olympics. Also, replaces DWill Twitter

Besiktas signed for the season Pops Mensah-Bonsu. The British big man spent last season with New Orleans Hornets scoring less than 1ppg in 7 games and then moved to France where he penned a deal with ASVEL Villeurbanne. In Pro A Pops scored 16.5 points per game and added also 9.3 rebounds in 14 games played. Sportando

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Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom has reached an agreement in principle to sign with Besiktas of Turkey and team up overseas with Nets star Deron Williams, according to sources close to Odom. Final details will not be sorted out before Friday, sources said, but Odom has indicated that he plans to join the Istanbul-based team as early as next week if the NBA lockout continues. ESPN.com

Sources told ESPN.com that the deal would pay Odom in excess of $2 million if he spends the rest of the season with Besiktas. The deal -- 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' contract. ESPN.com

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