NBA players going overseas? If...

Roster spots, risk, insurance, "out" clauses and timing among the many questions

Updated: July 12, 2011, 6:15 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Deron Williams sent shockwaves through the NBA back in February when he was unexpectedly traded to the New Jersey Nets after five-and-a-half successful seasons as the face of the Utah Jazz.

As headline-grabbing as the trade was, especially with it coming on the heels of Jerry Sloan's retirement, its impact pales in comparison to the reverberations felt across all levels of professional basketball internationally last week when Williams confirmed his intentions to play in ...

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