Monday, January 6, 2014
Taylor's wild and crazy day
By Mike Mazzeo
NEW YORK -- The last two days have been quite a whirlwind for Tyshawn Taylor.
Let’s take a look at the timeline:
Finds out he’s being sent down to Springfield (NBDL)
11 p.m.: Arrives at his hotel, figures he’s going to be there for at least a week
12 a.m.: Bed
9 a.m.: Wakes up
11:30 a.m.: Pulled off the practice court, told he’s heading back to Brooklyn because Deron Williams is hurt
12:30 p.m.: Gets in a car bound for Barclays Center
4:45 p.m.: Arrives at the arena for a 7:30 p.m. game
When team officials came up to Taylor and told him he had to stop practicing, he thought he’d done something wrong.
“I’m like damn, what did I do now?” Taylor joked.
Taylor has been shuttled up and down from the minors the last two seasons, so he’s pretty used to it.
“I mean, it’s part of the business, I guess,” he said. “I didn’t hit any traffic or anything, so that was good. I was chilling, watching movies on my computer.”
Taylor figures he’s going to be with the Nets as long as Williams is out with a sprained left ankle, and he might get some minutes at backup point guard.
“I just want to take advantage, I feel like I’m well-prepared,” Taylor said.
• Andrei Kirilenko is expected to see about the same amount of minutes he’s seen the last couple games -- so like 12-14 -- Nets coach Jason Kidd said.