First Allen Iverson, then Deron Williams, now Adam Morrison. The former Zag first suited up for Beşiktaş Milangaz yesterday after landing that club’s seemingly mandatory reserved roster spot for an NBA name player. Morrison only saw less than 10 minutes of action in his new side’s 85-75 victory at Antalya, going for two points and two rebounds in that span.
Morrison began his 2011-12 season with Red Star Belgrade (a.k.a. Crvena Zvezda Beograd), with whom he notably achieved a 15.5 ppg average on just under 48% overall shooting in Adriatic League play – highlighted by his 30-point explosion against Union Olimpija – while winning over Red Star fans’ hearts.
No video appears readily available for post at the present moment, but below runs a recent upload from YouTube user CosmicEgg88 reminding us that Seattle is still pining for Morrison – and professional basketball for that matter…
At 11-4, Beşiktaş is currently in a statistical tie with Banvit BK in second place on the TBL table, ahead of Euroleague teams Galatasaray and Fenerbahçe Ülker. Morrison and the Eagles next play in Russia against BC Nizhny Novgorod in a FIBA Eurochallenge game on Tuesday, followed by a trip to Spain to take on Fuenlabrada, and finally the former Bobcat will make his new home debut against Türk Telekom Ankara after the TBL all-star break on Saturday, January 28.
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