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Jeff Taylor | Guard/Forward

Team: Charlotte Hornets
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/23/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 225
College: Vanderbilt
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Jeff Taylor returned to the Hornets' rotation on Tuesday with three points and one steal in six minutes off the bench.
Taylor may be displacing Lance Stephenson in the bench rotation but he has no fantasy value while Gerald Henderson (21 points) and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (13 points) are both healthy. Mar 3 - 10:22 PM

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Jeff Taylor started Sunday's game with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (hamstring) unavailable, finishing with six points, one 3-pointer, two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 22 minutes.

MKG has already been ruled out for Tuesday's game but he could return for the Hornets' first game after the All-Star break, and Taylor's performance on Sunday should scare away any owners looking for a cheap waiver-wire pickup.
Feb 8 - 10:41 PM

Jeff Taylor will slide into the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Pacers with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (hamstring) unavailable.

Taylor is averaging just 3.8 points and not much else on the season, and it'll be interesting to see how he fares with the starting unit. We'll let you know how he does after the game, but with career averages of 6.4 points on 41.3 percent shooting, it's unlikely he'll be able to emerge as an asset in standard leagues. Leave him on the wire for now.
Feb 8 - 4:43 PM

Jeff Taylor scored a season-high nine points against the Wolves on Monday with two rebounds and two 3-pointers in seven minutes.

He came on in garbage time for his first minutes since in his last three games. Taylor won't have much fantasy value this season.
Jan 19 - 4:52 PM

Jeff Taylor was recalled from the NBA D-League on Friday.

He will be available to play against the Knicks on Saturday but he likely won't be in the rotation even with Lance Stephenson (hip) sidelined. Leave Taylor on the wire.
Jan 10 - 9:01 AM

Jeff Taylor has been sent down for a D-League stint.

Taylor is not a part of the Hornets' rotation, and he can remain on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 04:35:00 PM

Jeff Taylor made his season debut on Saturday, but failed to register a stat in three minutes.

To be fair, it is hard to impress in just three minutes, but it is clear that Taylor won't be in the rotation soon. Leave him on the waiver wire.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 10:19:00 PM

Jeff Taylor is active to face the 76ers on Friday.

It will be his first game on the active list since being suspended for 24 games. His suspension ended on Wednesday and he was inactive. Taylor might get some run with Lance Stephenson (hip) out. He can be left on the wire in most leagues.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 04:28:00 PM

Jeff Taylor will be inactive on Wednesday.

His 24-game suspension ended today. Interestingly, commissioner Adam Silver is in attendance for the Suns at Hornets game. Taylor has no fantasy value.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 05:36:00 PM

Jeff Taylor's 24-game suspension for his involvement in a domestic violence case ended on Monday, but the Hornets don't plan on activating him immediately.

Head coach Steve Clifford said he doesn't want to use one of the 13 active roster spots on Taylor until it is clear that he'll play ahead of one of the other wings in the rotation, so it could be a while until we see Taylor as the Hornets are deep on the wing. Taylor can safely be left on waiver wires as it's unlikely he'll be a rotation player for the Hornets this season.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 11:57:00 AM

Despite the NBPA's willingness, Jeff Taylor will reportedly not appeal his 24-game suspension for his involvement in a domestic violence case.

There would probably be more blowback than it's worth if he went through with the appeal, so Taylor will go ahead and just take the suspension. He doesn't figure to be a rotation player for the Hornets this season, and can be safely left on the wire in all formats.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 02:27:00 PM

The NBPA is set to file an appeal on Jeff Taylor's 24-game suspension for his involvement in a domestic violence case.

The NBPA is stating that Taylor's suspension is "excessive, without precedent and a violation of the CBA." However, the decision to actually file the appeal will be Taylor's. Stay tuned.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 04:37:00 PM

Jeff Taylor has been suspended 24 games without pay for his involvement in a domestic violence case.

"This suspension is necessary to protect the interests of the NBA and the public's confidence in it,"commissioner Adam Silver said. The Hornets are not playing Taylor and the games missed will count towards the suspension.
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 04:58:00 PM

Jeff Taylor pleaded guilty to a domestic violence charge in Michigan.

It is a misdemeanor and he faces as many as 93 days in jail. Taylor is unlikely to be with the Hornets, but the team has not made an announcement yet.
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 05:24:00 PM

Jeff Taylor's pre-trial hearing on charges including domestic assault has been moved to Oct. 29, the same day the Hornets play their season opener.

Taylor has been barred from team activities since charges were filed and he may face a suspension from the league if he admits guilt or is found guilty during the legal process.
Source: USA Today
Mon, Oct 20, 2014 02:51:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kemba Walker
2Mo Williams
3Brian Roberts
SG1Gerald Henderson
2Lance Stephenson
3P.J. Hairston
4Troy Daniels
SF1Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
2Jeff Taylor
PF1Cody Zeller
2Marvin Williams
3Noah Vonleh
C1Al Jefferson
2Bismack Biyombo
3Jason Maxiell