Nets officially announce Teague-Shengelia swap

Marquis Teague,DJ Augustin

Marquis Teague. (AP)

The Brooklyn Nets have traded second-year forward Tornike Shengelia for Chicago Bulls guard Marquis Teague, the team officially announced today. He will not be with the team for their game against the Orlando Magic due to travel issues.

Teague will wear #12 for Brooklyn.

The trade was first reported over the weekend, but couldn’t be completed until league offices re-opened today following the weekend.

Shengelia tweeted out a goodbye to Brooklyn’s fans:

Teague gives the Nets an emergency third point guard following the team’s trade of Tyshawn Taylor to open up a roster spot.

In 19 games this season, Teague has averaged 2.4 points, 1.5 assists and one rebound in 12.7 minutes per game.

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