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Can Jeff Taylor develop into a starting SG.

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Jeff Taylor is a promising player, but lets not get it twisted guys. He is 24 years old, and averaged 6 ppg last season. He still has some potential left, and I feel like he will be a very good role player in the future and a player that every team covets/needs, but he will not be a starter on a playoff team (unless you have stars around him - ala Thunder, Heat, etc). I see him peaking at around Thabo levels with slightly better scoring and rebounding potential. I'm definitely a big fan of him, because I like good 3 and D role players, but don't get carried away.

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He looks like my dad.

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He's the best defender and 3 point shooter on the team. He can indeed.

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I loved the Taylor pick and still do. It's really difficult to find any sort of value in the second round. 

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the short answer is - no

 

the long answer is - no, but he can definitely be a solid role player for years to come

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

i guess both answers are short, but one's longer than the other..

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For those of you that think he can be our starting shooting guard.  I hope you are in other threads saying that we need to let Gerald Henderson walk in free agency and spend money on another position.  Because if he is as good as you guys say he is... we don't need Hendo.

 

Problem is... he is a backup and probably won't ever command starter money in free agency.

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He'll play around 20-30 minutes every night, hang out around the 3 point line on offense while doing very little ball handling, and play defense on the best wing player.

 

If you want to classify that guy as a starter you can, either way he will be a solid role player.  Starting doesnt really matter, Ginobli came off the bench for years even though he was playing big minutes

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Jeff Taylor has potential, but contrary to popular (Bobcat fans) belief, he was not a good defensive player last season. He was actually horrible in defense according to mySynergySports. Henderson and MKG were both much better. I still think that Taylor can develop into a good defender (I'm not sure I see him being a lock down defender), with a very reliable corner 3 ball. Last season Taylor shot 42.5% from the left corner and 39.1% from the right corner. He shot slightly less than 30% from above the break. 

 

I am a big fan of this guy and hope that he pans out and if he becomes a good 3 and D player getting 20 mpg or so... I will call that panning out. I'm looking for his defense and 3pt% to go up a good amount next season -- especially his defense.

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Jeff Taylor has potential, but contrary to popular (Bobcat fans) belief, he was not a good defensive player last season. He was actually horrible in defense according to mySynergySports. Henderson and MKG were both much better. I still think that Taylor can develop into a good defender (I'm not sure I see him being a lock down defender), with a very reliable corner 3 ball. Last season Taylor shot 42.5% from the left corner and 39.1% from the right corner. He shot slightly less than 30% from above the break. 

 

I am a big fan of this guy and hope that he pans out and if he becomes a good 3 and D player getting 20 mpg or so... I will call that panning out. I'm looking for his defense and 3pt% to go up a good amount next season -- especially his defense.

I am a big fan of advanced statistics, but at his position, he was guarding the best player on the floor many of times on a defensively weak team, and don't think it would be fair to say he isn't a good defensive player due to last year stats.  Both him and MKG are going to be great perimeter defenders in the future.

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I am a big fan of advanced statistics, but at his position, he was guarding the best player on the floor many of times on a defensively weak team, and don't think it would be fair to say he isn't a good defensive player due to last year stats.  Both him and MKG are going to be great perimeter defenders in the future.

 

I see what you are saying, and it probably isn't necessarily fair to say that Taylor was a "horrid" defensive player last season, but he did get torched last season defensively. MKG on the other hand was AMAZING defensively last season in his limited playing time as a rookie. MKG held opposing players to 28.6% from the field in ISO situations, 39.5% in PnR (handler), and 39.3% in post up plays. That was 19 year old rookie MKG -- already one of the best defensive players in the NBA. Henderson held opposing players to 32.3% from the field in ISO situations (and an even less PPP than MKG at .66 points per possession). I think the only thing that we can really say right now is that Taylor has a lot of defensive potential, but he also has a long way to go to really live up to it. 

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