Brooklyn Nets recall Shengelia and Taylor from the D-League

 

Tyshawn Taylor and Tornike Shengelia will be going back and forth between Brooklyn and Springfield a lot this season. AP Photo.

Tyshawn Taylor and Tornike Shengelia will be going back and forth between Brooklyn and Springfield a lot this season. AP Photo.

Tornike Shengelia and Tyshawn Taylor are becoming regular commuters as the Brooklyn Nets have announced that they have recalled them both from their Developmental League affiliate the Springfield Armor.

Taylor and Shengelia were both sent to the D-League last week for the start of the Armor’s training camp. Shengelia was briefly called up over the weekend when Andrei Kirilenko experienced more back spasms, only to be sent back down a day later.

The Nets are allowed to arbitrarily send these two back and forth between the NBA and the D-League as much as they want. They can do the same with rookie Mason Plumlee as well, but they’ve actually been using him while Toko and Taylor have not played at all. Without playing, the Nets are likely looking to keep them fresh by occasionally stashing them down there and recalling them as needed.

Taylor played in 38 games with the Nets last season where he averaged 13.8 points, 3.4 assists and 2.1 steals per 36 minutes with a effective field goal percentage of 40.2. Shengelia played in just 19 games and averaged 11.6 points and 8.9 rebounds per 36 minutes with an eFG% of 43.5.


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