Brooklyn Nets point guard Tyshawn Taylor (10) Mandatory Credit: Greg Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Former Kansas Jawhawks Guard Tyshawn Taylor Traded By Brooklyn Nets



Tyshawn Taylor, whose career with the Kansas Jayhawks ended after the 2011-2012 season, has been traded by the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets.

According to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski, via twitter, the Nets are sending Taylor and cash to the New Orleans Pelicans for a future pick.





Taylor appeared in 23 games this season for the Nets, which also features former Jayhawk Paul Pierce. Taylor average 3.9 points and 1.6 assists in 11.7 minutes as game.

Last season as a rookie, Taylor saw action in 38 games, where he saw an average of 5.8 minutes of playing time a game. He averaged 2.2 points and .6 assists per outing.

Taylor is hitting just 34.1% of his field goals.

The move has to be disappointing for Taylor, who hails from New Jersey.

Taylor played in 146 games for the Jayhawks in his career, scoring 1,580 points for Kansas. He also recorded 575 assists, 324 rebounds, and 172 steals. As a senior, Taylor was on the Kansas team that lost in the NCAA Championship game to the Kentucky Wildcats.

While at Kansas, Taylor was tough, scrappy guard but frustrated fans sometimes with his careless ball handling. He committed 379 turnovers in his career as a Jayhawk, including 138 as a senior. Still, Taylor was an integral part of 4 Big 12 Conference regular season championship teams, and is remembered fondly for his toughness as a Jayhawk.


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