Former Nets guard Tyshawn Taylor has signed with Fiat Torino of Lega Basket Serie A, the team announced. Taylor spent last season with Samsun BSB Anakent of the Turkish Basketball First League, averaging 21.0 PPG and 5.6 APG in eight contests.
Taylor, 28, was originally drafted 41st overall in the second round by the Trail Blazers in 2012. He was later traded to the Nets for cash considerations. The guard spent his first two NBA seasons in Brooklyn and was part of the team’s rotation when injuries to stalwarts such as Deron Williams struck.
After playing in 38 contests during his rookie season, averaging less than six minutes per game, Taylor saw a spike in playing time his sophomore campaign. In 23 games during the 2013/14 season, Taylor averaged 11.7 minutes per contest while posting 3.9 PPG and 1.6 APG.
The Nets traded Taylor to the Pelicans in January 2014, but he was waived before he played in a game for New Orleans. Taylor has not appeared in the NBA since as he’s had stints in the G League, Puerto Rico, Russia, Venezuela, Israel and Turkey.