As the lockout carries on with no end in sight, All-Star guard Deron Williams was one of the first NBA players to sign a contract with a team overseas, signing a one-year deal with Besiktas in Turkey. Since then, several others have joined him in signing with teams overseas in lieu of training in the U.S. in anticipation of the lockout ending and an NBA season happening sooner rather than later.â†µ
The Pistons' 2nd round draft pick in the 2011 draft, Kyle Singler, has also agreed to terms with a team overseas. Singler signed a reported one-year deal with Lucentum Alicante in Spain. The deal has an opt-out clause that will allow Singler to return to the Pistons should the NBA lockout end.
DaJuan Summers, who was a 2nd round draft pick by the Pistons in 2009 and is currently a free agent, also signed a deal overseas. He inked a two-year deal with an opt-out clause after one year, so he will have a tougher time playing in the NBA this season if the lockout ends.â†µ
Meanwhile, Austin Daye and Tayshaun Prince are considering playing in the Las Vegas Summer Impact League.