Position: Small forward
Contract status: Taylor will be an unrestricted free agent in July.
Seasons in the NBA: Three.
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Telling statistic: Due to an Achilles tendon rupture two seasons ago and a 24-game NBA suspension this season. Taylor had more game appearances (77) and starts (29) as a rookie than in his following two seasons combined (54 and 21).
Season review: Between Achilles surgery and the suspension related to a domestic-violence charge in Michigan, Taylor missed nearly a year of basketball. It took him another two months to work himself back to Clifford feeling comfortable playing Taylor with a victory at stake.
Taylor got a handful of starts late in the season when Kidd-Gilchrist sprained his left ankle, since he was the next-best option defensively at small forward. He guarded well but, for a player with a reputation as a 3-point shooter, his career 32 percent isn’t particularly impressive. Taylor is arguably this franchise’s best second-round pick since the Bobcats started in 2004. The question about whether he’d re-sign could come down to how other teams value him as a free agent.