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Jermaine Taylor | Guard | #8

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/8/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 210
College: UCF
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 2 (2) / WAS

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Jermaine Taylor will work out for the Clippers on Friday.
It's pretty rare a player not currently in the league gets two blurbs on the same day, but that's what has happened with Taylor. With J.R. Smith reportedly "closing in" on a deal with the Knicks, the Clippers could be exploring alternative options. Thu, Feb 16, 2012 01:06:00 PM

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Jermaine Taylor has signed in the D-League.

Taylor is attempting to make a comeback through the D-League, and at just 25 years old, he's got a better chance than other aging veterans who have gone through the process this season.
Thu, Feb 16, 2012 12:21:00 PM

SG Jermaine Taylor was poised to sign with his former Rockets squad, but he failed his physical on Saturday due to an ankle injury.

It doesn't sound like a big deal since it's being reported he'll just wait two weeks to heal up and re-sign then. Taylor has some physical upside, but the clock is starting to run out for him to prove himself. At least with the Rockets, he might find some playing time after David Stern is done gutting them.
Sat, Dec 10, 2011 11:14:00 PM

Jermaine Taylor, who was waived by the Kings in June, has signed a one-year deal with Liaoning in China.

He was hoping to make an NBA roster this season, but probably decided to head overseas once it became clear lockout talks weren't going well.
Tue, Sep 13, 2011 10:28:00 PM

Jermaine Taylor has been waived by the Sacramento Kings.

Taylor averaged 7.1 ppg during 26 games with the Kings last season. He should re-surface somewhere on a training camp invite.
Tue, Jun 14, 2011 05:24:00 PM

Jermaine Taylor posted a dreaded DNP-CD in Sunday's overtime win, confirming that he has fallen out of the Kings' rotation.

Taylor saw some starts in February but his value plummeted with the emergence of Marcus Thornton. It would be a stunning reversal to see him return to relevance this season.
Sun, Mar 27, 2011 05:04:00 PM

Jermaine Taylor started at shooting guard and played decently in Monday's big home game against the Clippers, scoring nine points on 3-of-6 shooting (no threes) with five rebounds and two assists, but was overshadowed by Marcus Thornton's big night.

Thornton took over the game and was the MVP of the evening, with all due respect to Taylor who did what was expected of him tonight. We don't expect Paul Westphal to demote him or make wholesale changes to the minute distributions, but tonight was a huge win for Thornton in the position battle. Should Taylor have a setback or Thornton continue on his tear, it won't be long before Thornton does take his minutes. As it goes, Taylor in not a must-own player on the wrong side of this timeshare.
Tue, Mar 1, 2011 02:36:00 AM

Jermaine Taylor started again on Friday against the Bobcats, scoring 12 points on 5-of-13 shooting (including a three) with three rebounds and four assists in 32 minutes.

He is locked in a battle with newcomer Marcus Thornton (25 minutes, 14 points on 4-of-8 shooting, four rebounds, three treys, one assist, one steal, one block), and right now we have Thornton as the player to own, but it's not by a whole lot. As long as Taylor can continue to have nights like these, a time-share between the two is probably in order. Like Thornton, Taylor is worth a look in standard leagues, but not a must-own player.
Fri, Feb 25, 2011 11:33:00 PM

Jermaine Taylor hit 9-of-12 shots for a career-high 21 points, five rebounds and a 3-pointer in another start for injured Tyreke Evans.

Taylor is a very intriguing fantasy prospect, but Marcus Thornton is on his way to Sacramento. Taylor has earned the starting job, but a slump could put Thornton in the role quickly. Both players are worth owning, but we'd be surprised if Taylor is still playing this well in a couple weeks, and prefer owning Thornton at this point.
Wed, Feb 23, 2011 11:43:00 PM

Jermaine Taylor made another start for Tyreke Evans, who will miss at least three weeks with a foot injury, and had 13 points, two rebounds, a steal and a 3-pointer in a loss to the Heat.

Marcus Thornton is heading to Sacramento and could eventually start at shooting guard. And once it happens, Taylor probably won't be worth owning.
Wed, Feb 23, 2011 12:02:00 AM

Jermaine Taylor started for Tyreke Evans (foot) on Wednesday and scored a career-high 17 points to go along with three rebounds, five assists, four steals, a block and three 3-pointers in a loss to the Mavericks.

Taylor replaced Luther Head, who started the last game, in the starting five and was fantastic tonight, hitting 7-of-12 shots. He's worth keeping an eye on, just like teammate Donte Greene (16 points), but neither player will be reliable enough to use on most fantasy teams. Taylor started for Evans back in January, but had just four points in that game.
Thu, Feb 17, 2011 01:40:00 AM

Jermaine Taylor saw a rare start Sunday in the place of the injured Tyreke Evans (ankle).

Don't go running to the waiver wire. Taylor only managed four points and three boards. He holds no fantasy value.
Sun, Jan 9, 2011 04:49:00 PM

Kings acquired G Jermaine Taylor from the Rockets in exchange for a second-round pick.

This is just a salary dump by the Rockets as part of their three-team trade that brought Terrence Williams to town. Taylor is a borderline NBA prospect that won't get much burn in Sacramento.
Wed, Dec 15, 2010 12:20:00 PM

To make room for recently acquired Terrence Williams, the Rockets will trade guard Jermaine Taylor to the Kings for a future second round pick.

Taylor showed in college that he can score, and hasn't done much yet at the NBA level. He recently moved ahead of Ishmael Smith to become Kyle Lowry's backup PG, and the Kings aren't exactly loaded at that position, but Taylor still isn't likely to have a fantasy impact there.
Tue, Dec 14, 2010 07:49:00 PM

Jermaine Taylor has moved ahead of Ish Smith in the Rockets' rotation.

When Kyle Lowry needs a break, Courtney Lee will slide over to the point and Taylor will play the two. It gives the Rockets more size and gets Lee more touches. Lowry has been playing 36 minutes a night while Aaron Brooks (ankle) has been out.
Tue, Dec 7, 2010 09:20:00 AM

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