Brooklyn Nets send Tornike Shengelia back to D-League

 

Tornike Shengelia has not gotten into a Nets game yet this season so they have sent him to the D-League. AP Photo.

Tornike Shengelia has not gotten into a Nets game yet this season so they have sent him to the D-League. AP Photo.

Tornike Shengelia is probably getting pretty good at finding his way between Brooklyn and Springfield by now as the Nets have send him to their Developmental League team, the Springfield Armor, twice in as many weeks, general manager Billy King announced over the weekend.

Shengelia, 22, hasn’t played at all with the Nets this season so they sent him to the D-League last week. However, they recalled him when Andrei Kirilenko‘s back problem started acting up and he was forced to miss Saturday’s game against the Indiana Pacers. This is a good sign that Kirilenko’s setback wasn’t serious and that he should be able to play next week.

The Nets are free to send Shengelia back and forth to their D-League affiliate as they please. He isn’t likely to get much playing time in Brooklyn this season so expect him to play there a lot unless there is an injury. Toko averaged 11.6 points with 8.9 rebounds per 36 minutes with an effective field goal percentage of 45.7 percent in 19 games last year. He averaged just 4.9 minutes per game though.