January 5, 2011
Players who would otherwise be listed, but who are not due to long term injury, include Mike Taylor, Jeff Pendergraph, Darington Hobson, Da'Sean Butler, Stephane Lasme, Brian Butch, Chris Hunter and Magnum Rolle.
August 21, 2010
July 30, 2010
Mike Taylor - More energetic than a buggered puppy, Taylor played in Europe for Crvena Zvezda, and was one of the most unique players in the Eurocup. Ridiculously athletic, Taylor make things happen on both ends, on a team that didn't have much athleticism other than him. But Taylor still suffers from mistakes (turnovers and fouls), height, and an average jumpshot. Bo McCalebb has turned a similar skillset into European stardom, but Bo McCalebb makes far fewer mistakes than Mike Taylor does. Taylor's decision making has improved, but it's still not good enough.
May 9, 2010
- Mike Taylor
Taylor was waived by the Clippers early last offseason before his contract became guaranteed. He caught on with the Grizzlies for training camp, but lost out on a roster spot to Allen Iverson; we didn't know at the time that Taylor would have been of more use than the future Hall of Famer.
From there, Taylor went to Serbia to sign with my favourite European team, Crvena Zvezda (often known in English as Red Star Belgrade). He averaged 9.8 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game in the Eurocup, alongside 11.3 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game in the Eurocup However, Taylor left the team when Red Star failed to advance to the Eurocup Final Four, as did almost every senior player. Red Star ran out of money, and it is unclear whether they will even be allowed to play in the Adriatic League next season because of that.