2012 NBA Draft, Brooklyn Nets: New Jersey Native Tyshawn Taylor Traded To Nets

The Brooklyn Nets had a busy 2012 NBA Draft despite being without a first-round selection. They owned one second-round pick entering the night, which was used to take international forward Ilkan Karaman.

GM Billy King also purchased two additional second-round picks. No. 54 was bought from from the Philadelphia 76ers and delivered another foreign forward, Tornike Shengelia.

Both international players aren't likely to see Brooklyn anytime soon, but their third second-round pick will absolutely see time at the Barclays Center. That's pick No. 41, Kansas senior guard Tyshawn Taylor, purchased from the Portland Trailblazers.

The New Jersey native Taylor averaged 17.3 points at Kansas to go along with 4.8 assists as he showcased eye popping athleticism from a 6-foot-4 guard. He still needs to improve his decision making, but the St. Anthony product should have no problem sliding right into playing time for Nets coach Avery Johnson. [Player Profile from SI]

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