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.

Andrei Kirlenko listed as probable

Posted on: December 31st, 2013 by Chris Hooker Comments

 

Per Brooklyn Nets PR, Andrei Kirilenko is listed as probable to play tonight against the Spurs. Kirilenko has been out since Nov. 8 with back spasms.

Tyshawn Taylor is also listed as out with a mild haram string sprain.

Update: Kirilenko is a go and will play 10-12 minutes at SF.

 

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:

 

Tyshawn Taylor Brooklyn Nets

Tyshawn Taylor (AP)

Number: 10

Position: PG

Height: 6’3”

Weight: 185

Years Pro: 1

Hometown: Hoboken, NJ

Prior to NBA: University of Kansas

Twitter: @tyshawntaylor

Analysis:
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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 rookie Mason Plumlee was the big man on campus during the team's training camp at Duke University last week, but now he's gone from college for good, taking on his new status as "rook." In an interview with YES Network, last year's rook Tyshawn Taylor details the things he had to do for the Brooklyn Nets as the team's primary rookie last season, and the advice he has for Mason Plumlee. Funny stuff. Check it out.

 

Is Coach Kidd the final piece in his point guard pedigree? (AP)

BY RICH NARDO

Very few NBA point guards boast as impressive of a pedigree as Tyshawn Taylor. This is what makes it so frustrating that he is so far removed from the prototype of the position.

A true point guard is a team leader, on and off the floor. He’s more interested in setting up his teammates than scoring for himself, and is rarely, if ever, caught out of position or turns the ball over. Even off the floor a point guard is supposed to be the team’s leader, much like a quarterback is supposed to do in football.

Tyshawn Taylor is turnover prone. He’s more likely to penetrate and score than look to hit an open teammate. As for off the court, he’s had a few slip-ups, most recently letting it be known publicly he isn’t happy with his playing situation.

How does someone who has been privy to the sort of basketball mentorship Taylor has end up this way? More importantly, why are the Nets keeping him around?... MORE →

 

Tyshawn Taylor played a few minutes with his squad Taylor Made in an organized street game at Dyckman Park in Washington Heights, Manhattan, and he may get fined for it.... MORE →

Tyshawn Taylor: Season Gallery

Posted on: May 16th, 2013 by raya lim Comments

 

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Check out Tyshawn Taylor's season retrospective and final grade here.