Nets Acquire Hoboken Native Tyshawn Taylor From Trail Blazers

June 29, 2012 12:00 AM

Nets Acquire Hoboken Native Tyshawn Taylor From Trail Blazers
" NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Nets may be headed to New York this season, but at least they will take a newly acquired New Jersey native with them.

Brooklyn traded for Kansas point guard Tyshawn Taylor in a deal with the Portland Trail Blazers in the second round of Thursday’s NBA draft, giving some splash to a night in which the team had no first-round pick.

The Nets sent cash considerations to the Blazers for the 6-foot-3 Taylor, a native of Hoboken, N.J., after the Blazers selected him with the 41st pick.

Taylor, a product of national high school powerhouse St. Anthony in Jersey City, was a four-year starter at Kansas, scoring 1,580 points and dishing off 575 assists. He was a third team All-America and a first team All-Big 12 selection, leading the Jayhawks to the NCAA championship game, before falling to Kentucky.

The Nets, who will move to Brooklyn after playing two seasons in Newark, N.J., did not have a pick in the original draft until the 57th overall selection, before making the deal to acquire the 22-year-old Taylor. Brooklyn general manager Billy King said that the team liked Taylor from the outset "

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