NEW ORLEANS (CBSNewYork/AP) — New Orleans general manager Dell Demps says a trade with Brooklyn sending guard Tyshawn Taylor and cash to the Pelicans in exchange for the draft rights to Edin Bavcic is complete.
The trade, first reported Saturday, sends Taylor to a Pelicans squad missing starting guard Jrue Holiday, who is sidelined indefinitely with a stress fracture in his right shin.
Taylor was selected by the Nets out of Kansas in the second round of the 2012 NBA draft. He has appeared in 29 games this season for Brooklyn, averaging 3.9 points and 1.6 assists in 11.7 minutes per game.
The 6-foot-10 Bavcic, of Bosnia-Herzegovina, was a 2006 second-round draft choice by Toronto before his rights were traded first to Philadelphia and later New Orleans. He’s playing professionally in Europe.
The Bulls announced the move Tuesday after reports surfaced over the weekend.
The 6-foot-9 Shengelia has appeared in 17 games for the Nets this season, averaging 1.5 points in just over eight minutes. The native of Tbilisi, Georgia, has played in 36 NBA games over two years.
Teague was drafted by the Bulls in the first round (29th overall) in the 2012 draft. In 68 regular-season games, he has averaged 2.1 points and 1.3 assists per game. Teague gives Brooklyn another option at point guard, where Deron Williams has been sitting out with ankle problems.
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