Brooklyn Nets Georgian player Tornike Shengelia attends a training session at the O2 Arena in London, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. The Atlanta Hawks will play the Brooklyn Nets in an NBA match at the O2 Arena on Thursday. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
The Bulls have acquired forward Tornike “Toko” Shengelia from the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for guard Marquis Teague, the team announced on Tuesday.
Shengelia (6-9, 220) has appeared in 17 games for the Nets this season, and averaged 1.5 ppg in 8.1 mpg.
Currently in his second NBA season, Shengelia was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the second round (54th overall) in the 2012 NBA Draft (his draft rights were traded by the 76ers to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for cash considerations). In 36 career games, the Tbilisi, Georgia native has career averages of 1.5 ppg and 1.0 rpg in 6.4 mpg.
Teague, in his second year out of the University of Kentucky, was drafted by the Bulls in the first round (29th overall) in the 2012 NBA Draft. In 68 regular season contests, he averaged of 2.1 ppg and 1.3 apg in 9.3 mpg.
Shengelia will wear No. 7 and be available for Wednesday’s game at Cleveland.