HoopsHype Tyshawn Taylor rumors

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Tyshawn Taylor took his first tour of Barclays Center Wednesday, the latest Net to do so. On Thursday, the Nets posted video and a slideshow of tour which includes (quick) looks at the home locker room and the glassed-in practice court as they near completion. "I love the players locker room," Taylor said. "I think there's a lot of space in there so we're all going to have our own room. I think the (players') lounge is going to be dope. It's pretty big, the weight room's gonna be big. I like the way they have the glass around the practice facility. I think it's pretty cool." NetsDaily

August 15, 2012 Updates

In another indication of Mikhail Prokhorov's willingness to spend, league sources say the Nets paid out $2.75 million on Draft Night to secure the draft rights of Tyshawn Taylor, taken at #41, and Toko Shengelia, taken at #54. The Nets paid the Trail Blazers $2 million for Taylor's rights and the 76ers $750,000 for Shengelia's. In both cases, the Nets had the other team make their pick, then immediately bought the draft rights. In addition to the money spent on the rights, the Nets paid Shengelia's Belgian team a $300,000 buyout and gave both players guaranteed two- year deals, knowing that they would have to pay dollar-for-dollar luxury taxes on both. Taylor and Shengelia will be paid $473,604 in their first year and $788,872 in the second for a total of $1,262,476 ... plus an equal amount in luxury taxes. The Nets were under no obligation to sign either to a guaranteed deal. NetsDaily

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After agreeing to re-sign Deron Williams and Gerald Wallace, trade for Joe Johnson and sign free agents Mirza Teletovic and Reggie Evans this week, the Nets added another player to their roster yesterday when they signed second-round pick Tyshawn Taylor. The 6-foot-3 point guard, taken No. 41 with a pick bought from Portland, is coming off a terrific senior season at Kansas, where he led the Jayhawks to the national championship game. “I’m excited,” Taylor said before the team’s first practice Thursday. “I’m grateful for the opportunity, and I’m looking forward to it.” New York Post

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SLAM: So how is the Draft process going so far? Tyshawn Taylor: It’s going good; I’m happy it’s almost over. It’s been a long process, but it’s been going very well. SLAM: Why are you happy it’s almost over? TT: I’ve been busy, man. I’ve been on the road like consistently, non-stop. I haven’t really been able to just settle down and relax, so I’m a little tired. Not so much with the workouts but more so just the traveling and being in hotels…I don’t really sleep well in them. But I guess this is just getting me ready for what’s next. SLAM

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Andre Miller could be back. Andre Miller could not be back. Either way, the Nuggets will consider drafting a backup point guard, a blossoming complement to starter Ty Lawson. The point guards who met in the NCAA championship game met Monday at the Pepsi Center. Kentucky's Marquis Teague and Kansas' Tyshawn Taylor are projected first-round picks in the NBA's June 28 draft. The Nuggets have the 20th pick. Denver Post

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