Coming into the season, there were big expectations for many of the players on this Pacers team. Given there were so many young pieces on the team, it wasn’t immediately clear who would be getting minutes and who would be sitting the bench. One of the players with big expectations and big questions was Terry Taylor.
Taylor is a very unique player in that he is really good at something that players of his height usually aren’t: offensive rebounding. Taylor showed this reliably last season in injury replacement for the Pacers as well as during his time with the G League Mad Ants.
Coming into the season, some fans were even citing Taylor as a piece that could show promise in the seasons to come if he could pick up some of his offensive skills in the offseason.
However, during the recent NBA trade deadline the Pacers made a deal with the Milwaukee Bucks to bring in Jordan Nwora and George Hill. This unfortunately meant that the Pacers had to make some cuts: one of which Taylor.
Luckily for Taylor, he was recently picked up by the Chicago Bulls on a two-way deal as first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski. While it is still unclear if the Bulls have any plans to move Taylor into the rotation or what role he will play, it is still a positive for Terry that he has found a new basketball home.
Why Terry Taylor can succeed in the NBA:
We believe that Terry Taylor does have a pathway to success in the NBA given that he has a unique talent that many teams need in his rebounding abilities. While we aren’t saying that Terry will ever become a central piece of any NBA team, he could certainly function as a gadget guy for nearly any franchise in the NBA.
Nothing but warm wishes from 8 points, 9 seconds and we hope that Terry finds great success with the Chicago Bulls!