Brooklyn Nets Assign Shengelia and Taylor to Springfield Armor
Brooklyn, NY – The Brooklyn Nets have assigned forward Tornike Shengelia and guard Tyshawn Taylor to the Springfield Armor of the NBA Development League, it was announced today by General Manager Billy King.
This will be the fifth time this season Shengelia has been assigned to Springfield. In seven games with the Armor, Shengelia is averaging 25.1 points, 8.6 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 2.3 steals per game. Shengelia recorded a triple-double with 22 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds in his NBA D-League debut on 12/21 vs. Erie, and followed that showing with a 39-point outburst on 1/24 vs. Maine, which is tied for the third-most points scored in the NBA D-League this season on 17 field goals made (league-best).
This will be the fourth time this season Taylor has been assigned to the Armor. In five games with Springfield, Taylor is averaging 25.4 points, 7.6 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game. Taylor scored a game-high 32 points in his NBA D-League debut on 12/21 vs. Erie, and has recorded two double-doubles as well.
Shengelia, acquired from the Philadelphia 76ers after being drafted 54th overall in the 2012 NBA Draft, has appeared in 16 games for the Nets this season, averaging 1.1 points, 0.6 rebounds and 0.2 assists per game.
Taylor, a rookie out of Kansas, has made 34 appearances for the Nets on the year, averaging 1.8 points, 0.5 rebounds and 0.4 assists per game.
Both players will be in uniform when the Armor take on the Erie BayHawks on Tuesday March 19 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield.