Brooklyn Nets: Catching up with former Nets around pro basketball

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Tornike Shengelia, Baskonia

Departed Brooklyn: Traded to Chicago Bulls, Jan. 21, 2014

The Brooklyn Nets Tornike Shengelia to the Chicago Bulls in a one-for-one swap on Jan. 21, 2014, getting back Marquis Teague in return.

Waived by the Bulls in April 2014, Shengelia signed with Baskonia in Spain in July 2014 and has been with the club the last five seasons.

The 27-year-old has played in 30 games this season, starting 23, across the Spanish ACB schedule as well as the ACB SuperCup and Euroleague competitions.

He’s averaging 13.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.0 steals in 24.2 minutes per game, shooting 52.9 percent overall and 43.6 percent on 1.8 3-point attempts per game.

The Nets acquired Shengelia’s rights for cash considerations on June 29, 2012, after the Philadelphia 76ers had taken the native of Georgia with the 54th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.

In parts of two seasons in Brooklyn, Shengelia averaged 1.5 points in 6.4 minutes per game, shooting 44.7 percent overall and going 1-for-8 from deep.

Tyshawn Taylor, Auxilium Torino

Departed Brooklyn: Traded to New Orleans Pelicans, Jan. 21, 2014

The Brooklyn Nets traded Tyshawn Taylor to the New Orleans Pelicans on Jan. 21, 2014, along with cash considerations, getting back the rights to 2006 second-round pick Edin Bavcic.

Taylor was waived by New Orleans two days later and went to the NBA G League before playing in Puerto Rico, Russia, Venezuela, Israel and Turkey the last four seasons.

On Aug. 31, 2018, Taylor signed with Auxilium Torino in Italy, and on Saturday, he joined Baltur Centu in Italy’s second-tier Serie A2.

He had played only 15 games with Torino in Italy’s Lega A and in the Eurocup, starting 11 and averaging 12.5 points, 3.5 assists and 1.3 steals in 25.1 minutes per game, shooting 55.3 percent overall and going 3-for-9 from 3-point range. He has not played for Centu.

The Nets acquired the University of Kansas product and Jersey City native on draft night in 2012, sending cash considerations to the Portland Trail Blazers, who had taken him with the 41st overall pick.

In parts of two seasons, Taylor played in 61 games and made three starts, averaging 2.9 points in 8.0 minutes per game and shooting 35.4 percent overall and 36 percent on 0.4 deep attempt per game.

MarShon Brooks, Guangdong Southern Tigers

Departed Brooklyn: Traded to Boston Celtics, July 12, 2013

MarShon Brooks left the Brooklyn Nets in the blockbuster trade with the Boston Celtics on July 12, 2013, along with Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace, Keith Bogans and Kris Joseph and first-round picks in 2014, 2016 and 2018, as well as first-round swap rights in 2017.

The Nets got back Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Jason Terry and D.J. White along with a 2017 second-round pick.

Brooks was traded to the Golden State Warriors in January 2014 and again to the Los Angeles Lakers in February 2014. Unsigned after the 2013-14 season, Brooks went abroad to Italy and China before returning to the NBA with the Memphis Grizzlies last March.

He was traded to the Chicago Bulls on Jan. 3 and waived by the Bulls on Jan. 7. Emiliiano Carchia of Sportando reported Tuesday Brooks had agreed to return to China with the Guangdong Southern Tigers.

In 29 games with the Grizzlies this season, Brooks averaged 6.6 points in 13.3 minutes per game, shooting 45.0 percent overall and 27.8 percent on 1.9 attempts per game from 3-point range.

Brooks came to the Nets in a draft night trade in June 2011, acquiring the 25th overall pick from Providence College from the Boston Celtics in exchange for the rights to 27th overall selection JaJuan Johnson and a 2014 second-round pick.

In two seasons with New Jersey and Brooklyn, Brooks played in 129 games and started 49. He averaged 8.5 points and 2.4 rebounds in 19.8 minutes per game, shooting 44.0 percent overall and 30.2 percent on 1.6 deep tries per game.

Kris Joseph, Paris Basketball

Departed Brooklyn: Traded to Boston Celtics, July 12, 2013

Kris Joseph was also sent to the Boston Celtics in the big July 12, 2013, with the Brooklyn Nets also sending Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace, MarShon Brooks and Keith Bogans and first-round picks in 2014, 2016 and 2018, as well as first-round swap rights in 2017.

The Nets received Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Jason Terry and D.J. White from the Celtics along with a 2017 second-round pick.

Joseph wasn’t long for Boston, waived three days after the trade, and after missing the cut with the Orlando Magic in training camp, has played in France, Italy and Canada the last six seasons. He returned to France on Dec. 12, signing with Paris Basketball.

In nine games in France’s second-tier LNB Pro B, he is averaging 8.3 points and 1.2 steals in 21.3 minutes per game, shooting 40.3 percent overall and 37.8 percent on 5.0 3-point attempts per game, per RealGM.

Joseph signed with the Nets on a 10-day contract on April 2, 2013, and finished the season in Brooklyn, after having been waived by Boston three months earlier.

In four games with the Nets, he averaged 0.5 points in 7.5 minutes per game, going 0-for-3 overall, missing his lone 3-point attempt and hitting two of four free throws.

Josh Chldress, San-en Neo/Phoenix

Departed Brooklyn: Waived, Dec. 30, 2012

The Brooklyn nets parted ways with Josh Childress on Dec. 30, 2012, placing him on waivers.

Childress got a training camp look from the Washington Wizards in 2013 before returning to the NBA with the New Orleans Pelicans in November 2013.

Waived in December 2013, Childress played in Australia, the NBA G League and Japan, returning to the NBA for a failed bid to make the Denver Nuggets last season.

Childress signed on for a second stint with San-en Neo/Phoenix in Japan after playing there in 2016-17.

Per RealGM, the 35-year-old has played in 21 games for the Japanese B League club, averaging 20.1 points, 10.4 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.1 blocks in 33.3 minutes per game, shooting 51.6 percent overall and 19.0 percent on 2.0 3-point attempts per game.

Childress joined the Nets as an unrestricted free agent on Sept. 13, 2012, after two seasons with the Phoenix Suns.

In 14 games with Brooklyn, he averaged 1.0 point in 7.1 minutes per game, shooting 28.6 percent overall and going 1-for-3 from deep.