Brooklyn Nets: Midseason Grades

Kris Humphries, Joe Johnson, Brook Lopez, Deron Williams, Gerald Wallace
Seems like a lifetime ago. (AP)

Tornike Shengelia

Tornike Shengelia, Paul Pierce
The Tokolocomotive has yet to leave the station. (AP)

The 21-year-old Georgian import Shengelia talked his way onto the Brooklyn Nets summer league team after being taken in the second round of the 2012 draft, and then played his way onto the 15-man roster, but wasn’t able to talk his way into much playing time before going down with a concussion in late January. Tornike Shengelia AKA #TokoLoco AKA The Tokomotive has only played in 13 games in the association this season, with a grand total of 54 minutes, so there isn’t much to say about his on-court performance.

The high-motor forward did have a LeJordan Russell-esque three game stint in the D-League, averaging 28.3 PPG, 13.7 RPG and 7.0 APG, and did pull an offensive rebound out of nowhere and touch-pass it to Andray Blatche for an open slam; so there’s hope for him when he comes back from being #concussedToko. But while #20 gets an A for generating hashtags and a Springfield Armor fan club, until he gets more playing time in the NBA his grade is…

-Will Rausch

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Full List:
Andray Blatche | Keith Bogans | MarShon Brooks | P.J. Carlesimo | Reggie Evans | Kris Humphries | Joe Johnson | Brook Lopez | Tornike Shengelia | Jerry Stackhouse | Tyshawn Taylor | Mirza Teletovic | Gerald Wallace | C.J. Watson | Deron Williams