• by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Report: Hornets do not extend offer to Jeff Taylor

    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.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Hornets coach Steve Clifford praises Jeff Taylor's play

    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.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

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

    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.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Hornets provide updates on injuries to Kidd-Gilchrist, Biyombo

    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.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    The Hornets have recalled Jeff Taylor from the D-League

    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.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Hornets assign Jeff Taylor to NBADL

    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.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Hornets Noah Vonleh, Jeff Taylor will not play on Wednesday

    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.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

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

    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.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Hornets' Jeff Taylor not appealing suspension

    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.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Report: Hornets F Jeff Taylor will not appeal suspension

    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.