Brooklyn Nets Send Two Players Down to NBA D-League

By Michael Terrill
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The Brooklyn Nets have sent small forward Tornike Shengelia and point guard Tyshawn Taylor back down to the Springfield Armor, the team’s NBA Developmental League affiliate.

Shengelia recorded 1.2 points, 0.6 rebounds and 3.9 minutes per game, while shooting 50.0 percent from the field and 50.0 percent from beyond the arc in 15 contests with the Nets this season. The 21-year old from the Republic of Georgia is no stranger to the D-League this season, as he has put up some fierce numbers there.

In his D-League debut on Dec. 21, he recorded a triple-double with 22 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds. He also managed to earn a NBA D-League Player of the Week honor in late January after a 39-point performance. Overall, the 6-foot-8, 207-pound forward is averaging 26.8 points, 9.2 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 37.8 minutes in six games with the Armor.

Taylor was traded to Brooklyn for cash considerations after the Portland Trail Blazers selected him in the second round of the 2012 NBA Draft. The 22-year old averaged 1.8 points, 0.4 assists and 5.2 minutes per game, while converting 34.9 percent of his shots from the floor and 37.5 percent of his attempts from 3-point range in 32 appearances this season.

One thing he must work on in the D-League and in the off-season are his free throws, as he only converted 52.2 percent of them with Brooklyn.

Both players expected to suit up for the Armor Friday night when they take on the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

Michael Terrill is a Senior Writer for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @MichaelTerrill, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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