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Tyshawn Taylor trade official

The Brooklyn Nets officially acquired the draft rights to Edin Bavcic in a trade that sent Tyshawn Taylor and cash to the New Orleans Hornets, the team announced Tuesday.

Bavcic is a 6-foot-11 forward out of Bosnia who was drafted in 2006 and has never played in the NBA.

The move frees up a roster spot.

TEAGUE TOO: The Nets also officially announced the Marquis Teague-for-Tornike Shengelia trade Tuesday.

Teague will wear jersey No. 12.

This deal, combined with the Taylor trade, will save the Nets $2.5 million in luxury taxes.

**The Nets on Tuesday announced that Teague would not make it Tuesday night's game due to travel reasons. He is expected to join the team for practice Thursday.