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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.


After a two-day stint in Springfield with the team's D-League affiliate Springfield Armor, Tornike Shengelia and Tyshawn Taylor have been recalled by the Brooklyn Nets, the team announced today.

The team sent down Shengelia and Taylor Saturday to get them some playing time in the Armor's Sunday afternoon game against the Maine Red Claws. The Armor, who were 1-9 heading into the game, won 93-74 behind 23 points from Shengelia.

The move also presupposed the idea that forward Andrei Kirilenko and guard Jason Terry, who have both been injured for over a month, may return to the rotation. Indeed, Kirilenko and Terry practiced with the team yesterday. But given the tone from shootaround, the Nets may open Kirilenko and Terry as a Christmas present:


Tornike Shengelia Brooklyn Nets

Tornike Shengelia (AP)

Number: 20

Position: SF

Height: 6’9”

Weight: 220

Years Pro: 1

Hometown: Tbilisi, Georgia

Prior to NBA: Spirou Charleroi

Twitter: None

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The Brooklyn Nets are in Philadelphia tonight to take on the Philadelphia 76ers in the third game of the #WeTalkinBoutPreseason tour, and seven of the team's players (six guaranteed) will sit out.

Deron Williams, Paul Pierce, Jason Terry, Andrei Kirilenko, Tyshawn Taylor, Tornike Shengelia, and Jorge Gutierrez will all sit for the Nets tonight. Pierce is on a scheduled rest day, while the rest are dealing with various injuries. Williams, Taylor, and Gutierrez are resting sprained ankles, Shengelia and Terry are both dealing with knee issues from offseason surgery, and Andrei Kirilenko is dealing with back spasms.

None of the injuries are expected to be long-term issues, though Kidd opened a small window of possibility that Williams will miss the beginning of the season. (Barring a setback, he won't.)

Shaun Livingston and Alan Anderson will start in place of Williams and Pierce. The rest of the team is active.


Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams was limited in the team's first official practice today because of his right ankle injury. Williams sustained the injury working out at his home in Utah last month.

Williams aims to come back "definitely" within the next couple of weeks and plans to play in every preseason game, but that the decision's up to the training staff. "They want to take it slow. they don't want any setbacks. They don't want me to go out here and step on somebody's ankle."

"I'm very impatient," Williams added with an anxious smile. "It's very hard."

Williams showed up at his celebrity dodgeball tournament, Dodge Barrage, in a walking boot, but did not have the boot on at camp today.

Nets guard Jason Terry was also limited in practice with a left knee injury. Terry had surgery to clean up the knee at the end of last season and has been rehabilitating ever since. He aims to be back on the court at full speed Thursday. Forward Tornike Shengelia was also held out of practice with a knee injury.

Toko needs surgery

Posted on: July 25th, 2013 by Chris Hooker Comments


Tornike Shengelia will undergo surgery on Wednesday to repair a damaged meniscus in his left knee, Billy King announced today through an emailed press release.

That is all we know so far and there will be updates on his situation as we get them.



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By the numbers: 19 G, 0 GS, 4.9 MPG, 1.6 PPG, 1.2 RPG, 0.2 APG, 0.2 SPG, 0.1 BPG, .435 FG%, .500 3P%, .563 FT%, .499 TS%, .457 eFG%

Advanced: 8.5 PER, 86 ORtg, 106 DRtg, 20.3 USG%, 11.4 ORB%, 17.9 DRB%, 14.6 TRB%, 5.1 AST%, 1.7 STL%, 0.8 BLK%, 26.8 TOV%, -0.1 estimated wins added

Nets forward Tornike Shengelia played 93 minutes in 19 games this season. To put that in context, Chicago guard Jimmy Butler played 96 minutes in Games 6 and 7 of the Nets/Bulls series. Toko didn't even dress for either of those games, or any playoff games for that matter.... MORE →


Brooklyn Nets rookie Tornike Shengelia hasn't gotten much playing time this season -- prior to Monday night's game, the 54th overall pick from Georgia only played 67 minutes the entire season, doing little of consequence in his time on the floor. But with four starters and two bench players resting, Shengelia got his biggest minutes of his career, and he delivered with his first career double-double: 14 points, 11 rebounds, 5-13 shooting from the field, and a team-high +19 in 25 minutes.

Shengelia also recorded two blocks and forced a five-second violation with his on-inbounds defense.


In game 81, with four of five starters, Role Star Hip Hop Keith Bogans, and immortal skeleton Jerry Stackhouse all sitting out with various "ailments," The Brooklyn Nets still pulled out a 106-101 victory over the Washington Wizards, thanks to the greatest, most absurd bench mob performance ever. Between a 20-10 game from Andray Blatche that barely begins to describe his night, a 20-9 game from Kris Humphries, Tornike Shengelia's first career double-double, Tyshawn Taylor's 3-for-3 night from deep, and Mirza Teletovic's two threes, the Nets barely missed their starters.

Watch the bench mob in its most glorious performance of the season: