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Like most NBA Draft selections, Tyshawn Taylor probably didn’t envision ending up in the NBA D-League.
But that is where Taylor, the 23-year-old former St. Anthony High School and Kansas University star, now finds himself.
Having been traded by the Brooklyn Nets and then released by the New Orleans Pelicans, the 6-foot-3 Taylor is playing for the Maine Red Claws in the D-League.
“It wasn’t a tough situation until I found out I got cut from the Pelicans,” Taylor told SNY.tv earlier this week. “My whole thing was to try to get somewhere where I can play. I gotta figure it out, where I can go next.”