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44 Jeff Taylor SF
Height/Weight: 6-7/225 | Birthdate: 5/23/1989 | Birthplace: Norkopping, Sweden | Team: Charlotte Hornets | College: Vanderbilt | NBA Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 0/0
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Report: Hornets do not extend offer to Jeff Taylor


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2015) Hornets guard Jeff Taylor will become an unrestricted free agent after the Hornets bypassed his option for next season, sources told Yahoo Sports.

In 29 games last season, Taylor averaged 4.4 points and 1.8 rebounds.


Hornets coach Steve Clifford praises Jeff Taylor's play


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2015) After starting Jeff Taylor in Saturday's win over the Hawks, coach Steve Clifford said he was pleased with how Taylor played, reports The Charlotte Observer.

"He did a good job," Clifford said. "He was locked in from the beginning of the game. Last [season], when Michael Kidd-Gilchrist got hurt, he had some really good games. I think his concentration was up and he played really well."

In 27 minutes of play Saturday, Taylor scored nine points along with two rebounds and two assists and Clifford indicated Taylor could remain a starter in place of Lance Stephenson.

"I think Lance has played better with the second unit than the starters," Clifford said.


Hornets SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle) out for Saturday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(3/28/2015) Hornets small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle sprain) will not play Saturday against the Hawks, reports the Charlotte Observer.

Kidd-Gilchrist suffered the ankle sprain in Friday's loss in Washington.

Guard Jeff Taylor is expected to see more time as a result of Kidd-Gilchrist's injury.

Hornets provide updates on injuries to Kidd-Gilchrist, Biyombo


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/8/2015) The Hornets announced an MRI taken on Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's right hamstring revealed a hamstring strain and he has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Pacers and Tuesday's game against the Pistons. He will be reevaluated after the All-Star break. Guard Jeff Taylor will start in Sunday's game in place of Kidd-Gilchrist.

Meanwhile, an MRI confirmed center Bismack Biyombo is still dealing with a knee bruise. He last played Jan. 24 and is expected to miss at least the next two weeks. Center Cody Zeller should see his role increase while Biyombo is sidelined.

The Hornets are 2-point underdogs to the Pacers.


The Hornets have recalled Jeff Taylor from the D-League


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/9/2015) The Hornets have recalled forward Jeff Taylor from the D-League on Friday.

Taylor is expected to be available for Saturday's game against the Knicks. Taylor has already been up with the team this season. In three games, he's played 18 total minutes. 


Hornets assign Jeff Taylor to NBADL


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/28/2014) The Hornets assigned forward Jeff Taylor to Austin of the NBA Developmental League Sunday. Taylor has played 18 minutes in three games with the Hornets this season.

Hornets Noah Vonleh, Jeff Taylor will not play on Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/17/2014) Hornets forwards Noah Vonleh and Jeff Taylor are inactive for Wednesday's game, according to the Charlotte Observer.

Vonleh has only played in three games this season. Once P.J. Hairston returned, Vonleh has not played in a game. Taylor is eligible to return from his suspension, but will not do so. He hasn't played since rupturing his Achilles last December. 


Hornets' Jeff Taylor's suspension ends, still not expected to be activated


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/16/2014) Hornets forward Jeff Taylor is not expected to be on the active roster for Charlotte now that his 24-game suspension has ended, coach Steve Clifford said Tuesday. 

Taylor was suspended 24 games by the league after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor domestic-violence charge in Michigan. 

Taylor is also recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon he suffered last December when he was with Charlotte. He averaged 8.0 points and 2.3 rebounds per game in 2013. 


Hornets' Jeff Taylor not appealing suspension


(11/24/2014) Hornets forward Jeff Taylor told the media Monday that he will not be appealing his 24-game suspension.

Reporters said that he accepted full responsibility for his actions and accepts the punishment.

"My actions were wrong and I don't care to appeal a decision that was based off my actions being wrong," Taylor said, per the Associated Press. "So I respect the league's decision on the suspension and I will take all of the necessary steps to make sure nothing like that ever happens again." 

Taylor was suspended by NBA commissioner Adam Silver for pleading guilty to a domestic violence charge. Taylor is eligible to return Dec. 17 against the Suns. 


Report: Hornets F Jeff Taylor will not appeal suspension


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/21/2014) The Hornets will be without forward Jeff Taylor for the entire 24-game suspension he has been serving since the beginning of the season.

Sources indicated Taylor has no plans to appeal the suspension and will serve all 24 games, Yahoo Sports reports.

Taylor was suspended by NBA commissioner Adam Silver for pleading guilty to a domestic violence charge. Taylor has missed 12 games while serving the suspension.


NBA suspends Hornets SF Taylor for domestic violence


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/19/2014) Hornets small forward Jeff Taylor has been suspended for 24 games by NBA commissioner Adam Silver for his role in a domestic violence case, USA Today has reported. Taylor pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence late last month.

The issue has prevented Taylor from playing this season. Since he has already missed 11 games, he will only be suspended for 13 more. But he will not be paid for the first 24 games of the season.


Hornets' Jeff Taylor pleads guilty to domestic violence charge


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/29/2014) Hornets forward Jeff Taylor pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence and malicious destruction of property on Wednesday, the Charlotte Observer reports.

Taylor faces a potential 93 days in jail. He is away from the team but had not been suspended as the Hornets allowed the legal process to play out. A suspension could soon follow his guilty plea.


Jeff Taylor banned from team activities following domestic violence charges


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) Hornets forward Jeff Taylor has been barred from participating in team activities while the NBA investigates his recent domestic violence charge, according to a statement released by the team on Friday, via the Charlotte Observer.

Taylor was charged with one count of domestic assault, assault and malicious destruction of property early Thursday in East Lansing.

The Hornets will start camp Tuesday at UNC Asheville.


Report: Jeff Taylor arrested on domestic assault charge


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/25/2014) Hornets forward Jeff Taylor was arrested on a domestic assault charge, according to WCNC NBC Charlotte on Thursday. Taylor was charged with one count of domestic assault, assault and malicious destruction of property early Thursday in East Lansing. A bond was set at $5,000.

The 25-year-old appeared in just 25 games last season, starting in eight of them. He averaged 8.0 points and 2.3 rebounds while shooting 37.6 percent from the field over that span.

Due to the recent scandals in the NFL, Taylor could be facing a suspension from commissioner Adam Silver.


Hornets hope to have Jeff Taylor ready before summer league


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2014) Hornets forward Jeff Taylor is still recovering from a ruptured Achilles and head coach Steve Clifford remains hopeful of having him ready to practice with the summer-league team in July, the Charlotte Observer reports. However, he does want him to take a cautious approach in his recovery so that he doesn't risk re-injuring his Achilles.

"He wants to do everything today, and it's not that kind of injury," Clifford said. "The doctor said they're happy with where he's at. He needs to keep going at the rate they want him to."

Report: Jeff Taylor's season ends with ruptured Achilles


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/21/2013) Bobcats forward Jeff Taylor will miss the remainder of the season after rupturing his right Achilles tendon Friday, the Charlotte Observer reports. Taylor suffered the injury Friday, and will have surgery to repair the tendon, likely in the coming weeks.

Taylor was averaging 8.0 points per game on 37.6 percent shooting in 26 games prior to the injury. Achilles surgeries tend to require 9-12 months of recovery, though Lakers guard Kobe Bryant returned from the same injury after just eight months recently. 


Jeff Taylor suffers Achilles injury Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/20/2013) Bobcats guard Jeff Taylor suffered a right Achilles injury in Friday's game against the Pistons and will miss the remainder of the game before being evaluated Saturday in Charlotte, the team announced.

Taylor started but was hurt virtually immediately, logging less than a minute before exiting. He recently missed one game with a heel injury as well.


Jeff Taylor scores eight points in return vs. Magic


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/11/2013) Bobcats guard Jeff Taylor scored eight points on 3 for 8 shooting while playing 31 minutes in his return from a heel injury Wednesday as his team lost to the Magic, 92-83.

Taylor added two assists, one rebound and one three-pointer (on two attempts) in the loss. He has averaged 8.5 points in 21 games played.


Bismack Biyombo out Wednesday, Jeff Taylor starting


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/11/2013) Bobcats center Bismack Biyombo will not play in Wednesday's game against the Magic, but guard Jeff Taylor will return from a heel injury and start Wednesday, the team announced.

Biyombo and Taylor have both missed one game, with Biyombo dealing with a sprained ankle and Taylor returning from a bruised heel. Biyombo is expected to return to action Friday.


Bobcats duo out for Monday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/9/2013) The Bobcats will be without a pair of rotation members Monday against the Warriors, as both Jeff Taylor (heel) and Bismack Biyombo (ankle) were ruled out prior to tip off. Biyombo left the team's previous game and was unable to practice Saturday, while Taylor was limited in practice as a result of his.

Coach Steve Clifford did tell the Charlotte Observer he thinks both players are doing better than they were Saturday. They are likely day to day at this point. 


Jeff Taylor questionable Monday with bruised heel


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2013) Bobcats guard Jeff Taylor has been diagnosed with a left heel contusion and is questionable to play in Monday's game against the Warriors, the Charlotte Observer reports.

Taylor, who was limited in Saturday's practice with the injury, has averaged 8.6 points on 39.2 percent shooting in 20 games this season.


Jeff Taylor matched career high in start


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/6/2013) Bobcats guard Jeff Taylor played a huge role Friday against the 76ers, with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist out of the lineup. Taylor played a season-high 37 minutes as a starter, in a 105-88 win.

Taylor matched a season and career-high with 20 points in the game, on 8 of 16 shooting. He connected on a pair of 3-pointers, and added eight rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block.

Taylor is likely to remain in the starting lineup for the time being, with Kidd-Gilchrist likely sidelined a month with a fractured left hand. 


Jeff Taylor to start for Michael Kidd-Gilchrist


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/5/2013) Bobcats head coach Steve Clifford told the Charlotte Observer Thursday that Jeff Taylor will take over Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's spot in the starting lineup. Kidd-Gilchrist is expected to be sidelined 4-6 weeks with a fractured left hand.

In 19 games, Taylor has averaged 7.9 points and 2.2 boards in 23.6 minutes. He has not scored in double figures since Nov. 18.

Jeff Taylor goes off for career game Monday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/19/2013) Bobcats guard Jeff Taylor continued to play well Monday against the Bulls, as he scored a career 20 points in an 86-81 loss.

Taylor, who has scored in double figures in seven of the last eight games, played 33 minutes off the bench. He scored his 20 points on 9 of 18 shooting, with a pair of 3-pointers. He added five rebounds and one steal, while turning the ball over twice.

Taylor has scored in double figures in each of the last five games, and he is averaging 13.4 points while shooting 44.3 percent from the field and 38.5 percent on 3-pointers. 


Jeff Taylor suffers bruised wrist, expected to return Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2013) Bobcats guard Jeff Taylor suffered a bruised left wrist in Saturday's game against the Heat but is expected to return during the second half, the Charlotte Observer reports.

Taylor scored nine points on 3 of 10 shooting in 16 minutes of play in the first half, hitting one of his three three-point attempts and two of his five free throws.