Nets assign usual two to D-League

The Brooklyn Nets have assigned Tornike Shengelia and Tyshawn Taylor to the team’s D-League affiliate Springfield Armor, the team announced today.

This is the third time this season that the Nets have sent Taylor and Shengelia down as a package, the first two on November 7th and December 21st. Neither stay was for more than one game. The Armor play their next game Wednesday in the D-League Showcase in Reno, Nevada.

Though Taylor is the team’s third-string point guard, the move likely won’t mean the Nets will no longer elect to use their two-point guard starting lineup. Even though the team used the lineup in their Saturday night victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers, Taylor only played 14 seconds in the win after returning from a hamstring injury. He struggled with the Armor in his last assignment.

Shengelia has played mostly garbage-time minutes in 15 games with the Nets, but has started both games with the Armor, averaging 17 points and 5 rebounds in the two contests on 55.6 percent shooting.