The Brooklyn Nets have traded Tyshawn Taylor to the New Orleans Pelicans for the rights to Bosnian forward Edin Bavcic, the team announced today.
The trade was unofficially reported over the weekend as the Nets acquiring a heavily protected second-round pick, but they acquired Bavcic, a 6’11” forward, instead. Bavcic was a second-round pick in 2006 who has yet to come to the states.
The 29-year-old Bavcic is represented by Misko Raznatovic, the same agent that represented Mirza Teletovic in Bosnia and who also represents Ilkan Karaman, a Turkish forward the Nets drafted in the 2012 NBA draft.
Bavcic is not expected to come over to the NBA any time soon. The trade instead opens up a roster spot for the Nets, which they can use to either sign a free agent or trade for a player with the veteran’s minimum, or acquire a larger contract using their Disabled Player Exception. (Here’s a list of their options.)
The Nets are expected to announce the acquisition of Chicago Bulls guard Marquis Teague for Tornike Shengelia later today.