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The difference between Jeffery Taylor today and Taylor from 2010 is laughable.
He's improved in just about every area of the game, most noticeably his jumper, which has gone from "cross your fingers and hope" to money in the bank.
Through three games in Vegas, Taylor has averaged 21 points on 38 percent shooting from three.
He's got great size, strength and smooth athleticism for a small forward, with the ability to attack, absorb contact and finish at the rim. Taylor is a disciplined offensive player and reliable finisher, whether it's spotting up as a shooter or slashing to the rim.
Defensively, he's nothing short of stellar. Taylor can guard three positions, with physical tools made for locking down opposing scoring wings.
Assuming he gets the opportunity, I'm expecting big things this season from Charlotte's 2012 second-round pick.