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Tyshawn Taylor will get opportunity to show off with Deron Williams out

Tyshawn Taylor via Instagram

Tyshawn Taylor played well in the Nets last preseason game, tallying 10 points and two assists in leading the Nets 17-5 comeback in regulation. In fact, the 22-year-old taken at #41 in the draft (with a pick purchased from the Trailblazers) has impressed since summer league. Here's what Avery Johnson said of him Friday:

"Quick feet, quick hands. He’s not scared. [He’s] tough … pretty good on-the-ball defender. Now he’s not fooling around with trying to shoot three’s, so he’s shooting his shots. His shot is 14-16 feet, and he’s pretty good. He’s crafty at getting to the basket … we had one little hiccup in the game, but the kid plays hard, and he’s been coming on strong, both in practice, and I thought he played pretty good in the game."

As Tim Bontemps reports, with D-Will out for two practices, Taylor's getting reps he wouldn't normally get. "Actually, it was great today because it gave Tyshawn a chance to practice the whole practice," said Johnson. "C.J. (Watson) had missed some time in practice and they didn’t have a substitute. The playing time for those guys was beneficial."