Possible Detroit Pistons free agent option: Terry Taylor
The Pacers waived the positionless guard Terry Taylor at the trade deadline, allowing him to clear waivers on Feb. 11.
In two seasons with Indiana, he averaged six points and four rebounds, shooting 58 percent from the field.
His minutes volume went down drastically this season, as Indiana is surprisingly competing after a poor season last year that allowed for more Taylor on the court.
Taylor only makes sense for rebuilding teams on the open market this year. He hasn’t proven himself as worthy in a contender’s rotation. That said, as a player who has already shown flashes at the NBA level, a losing team with open roster spots this season should think about taking a shot on Taylor.
At 6-foot-5 and 230 pounds, Taylor isn’t considered a true guard. He doesn’t shoot many threes, and isn’t effective on them when he does. He contributes as a defender as well as offensively close to the rim.
For the Pistons, the benefit to Taylor is having a player who can guard numerous positions on the floor. He’d also allow for some more flexibility in both two-big and smaller lineups.