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Zaza Pachulia Changes Mind On Turkey As Mo Evans, Etan Thomas Consider Overseas Hoops

Zaza Pachulia won't be playing in Turkey after all. The reserve Atlanta Hawks center announced via Twitter that he was not headed to play alongside Deron Williams for that Besiktas team that seems to be flirting with Kobe Bryant instead.

Zaza Pachulia 

There was lot of talking me going to play for Besiktas during lockout.We couldn't agree on the terms and I'm not going to play for them.

However, a couple of other one-time Hawks could be headed overseas.
Etan Thomas, who is a VP in the union could be headed to Spain according to a HoopsHype report. The rub, however, is in the troubling reason why.
"He doesn't see the lockout ending this season," Thomas' manaager Carlisle Sealy told the website.
Of course, for those of you who have been reading Atlanta SB Nation and SB Nation's coverage of the lockout, that shouldn't come as much of a surprise. When David Stern is claiming just about every team is losing money and that the owners need to protect themselves from themselves and the players see things otherwise, a resolution is going to take a while.
Folks like Thomas and even former Hawk Maurice Evans will likely lace up overseas this season.
Evans, another union VP, has flirted with signing with Spain's Real Madrid or the Turkish club Anadolu Efes according to HoopsWorld.
Atlanta SB Nation will continue to bring you developments as David Stern's lockout continues. But also check SB Nation and Peachtree Hoops for other updates in what should be a rocky road to labor peace.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.