Josh Newman, SNYNets.com
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – A move that has been expected for the last few weeks finally came to be on Friday morning when the Nets sent rookie point guard Tyshawn Taylor and rookie small forward Tornike Shengelia to the team’s NBA Developmental League squad, the Springfield Armor, on Friday morning.
Taylor, a Hoboken native and former star at St. Anthony High School of Jersey City and Kansas University, has appeared in 10 games and has scored 13 points.
The 6-foot-9 Shengelia worked his way on to the roster after a strong showing with the Nets’ summer league team in Orlando. He has only appeared in five games this season and has spent most of it on the inactive list.
Both Shengelia and Taylor will be in uniform when the Armor host the Erie BayHawks, a Knicks affiliate, on Friday evening. Their return to Brooklyn will depend in part on their play on Friday.
“The plan is we’re going to evaluate it after tonight’s game,” Nets head coach Avery Johnson said. “After tonight’s game, we’ll see how things go there and then, we’ll figure out whether we want them back for practice tomorrow, if we need them, or have them for Sunday, or have them stay there a little longer.”
The Armor host the Fort Wayne Mad Ants on Saturday, while the Nets are home to the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday.
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