The Brooklyn Nets sent Tornike Shengelia and Tyshawn Taylor to their D-League affiliate the Springfield Armor yesterday to play a game against the Erie BayHawks so that the two could get some much needed minutes that they haven’t been get with the Nets. The game action is something that the Nets want for both and it seems that whenever possible this could occur again when the schedule permits.
How did the two Nets do in last nights game that the Armor lost 127-119?
With Tyshawn Taylor and Tornike Shengelia having received throwaway minutes in a handful of games early in the season, the Nets took advantage of their current break in the schedule to give the two rookies some seasoning in the NBA Development League last night.
Both Taylor and Shengelia were sent to the Nets’ D-League affiliate, the Springfield (Mass.) Armor, for a home game against the Erie BayHawks, who are affiliated with the Knicks. With the Nets off until tomorrow’s game in Brooklyn against the Sixers and the Armor having games both last night and tonight against the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, Nets coach Avery Johnson said any further decisions about what to do with the rookies would be made after last night’s game.
Mike Mazzeo of ESPN NY reports the Nets have recalled Tornike Shengelia and Tyshawn Taylor from Springfield (NBDL), the team announced Saturday.
According to the team, both players are expected to practice fully on Saturday in preparation for Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers.