You may recall Besiktas Milangaz from being the ball club that first signed Allen Iverson in October 2010 and in July 2011 signed Deron Williams of the New Jersey Nets during the 2011 NBA lockout. Iverson went on to resign due to injuries and Williams returned to the NBA once the lock-out ended.
Morrison fills a void needed at the shooting guard position after American import shooting guard Marcelus Kemp was lost for a month due to injury.
After missing the 2010 NBA season, Morrison signed with Serbian team Red Star Belgrade during the Summer of 2011 where he averaged 15.5 points per game for the Red Star. Once the lock-out ended, he returned to the United States in hopes of signing with an NBA team which ultimately didn’t materialize.
I think this is a good move by Morrison, his gamble didn’t pay off by leaving Red Star, but he knew there would be European ball clubs awaiting his return. If he can fire up a storm in Istanbul offensively, I’m sure the NBA will come by knocking on his door. He’s relatively young at 27, he’s 6’8″ and can shoot. He’ll be in good company at the back-court as Besiktas currently has former NBA player Carlos Arroyo manning the point. Keep on shooting Adam.
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