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Jeff Taylor polishing his game

Jeff Taylor spoke about what he's working on this offseason to become a more well-rounded player for the Bobcats.


Las Vegas Summer League means different things for each player. For some players, it's about furthering their dream to make their way onto an NBA team come fall. For others, like Bobcats second-year wing Jeff Taylor, it's about fine-tuning certain skills and building chemistry with fellow Summer League attendees.

After Taylor's 24 and 19-point performances on Friday and Sunday, respectively, it was clear that Taylor is a league above the rest in his skills.

Taylor knows what it's like to play in the NBA regular season and Summer League has helped his confidence and his game in general.

"You get one year under your belt and then you have a chance to go back and look at film and things you can improve on," Taylor said. "You have the whole summer to improve on your body and your game. It's a completely different world."

Again, one of the biggest reasons that Taylor is at Summer League is to polish his game. Taylor elaborated on certain aspects of the game he's focused on and gave insight as to how he's becoming a threat.

"Playing off ball screens and one-two dribble pull-ups have been a big focus this summer, especially since I'm able to shoot the three ball at a high percentage so people are going to want to run me off the line," Taylor said. "It's going to be good to have the one-two dribble pull-up."

Another thing that Taylor has been working on, according to Bobcats' assistant coach Bob Weiss, is doing more work on offense in the post.

"I feel pretty good about [isolation in the post]," Taylor said.

"It's not something that I've done in the past, but I've got some good mid-range touch, and being able to come out here and work on it is great, because that's what we're here for."