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Jeff Taylor assigned to the Austin Spurs

The Hornets have now sent two players to the D-League today by assigning Jeff Taylor to the Austin Spurs.

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The Hornets released in a statement today that Small Forward Jeff Taylor will be assigned to the Austin Spurs of the D-League.

Jeff Taylor has had close to no playing time this year with his only minutes coming during garbage time. This isn't very surprising considering Taylor has missed a substantial amount of time with the team due to injury and suspension.

Early last season, Taylor ruptured his Achilles during a game against the Detroit Pistons. Due to the injury he was forced to miss the entire season. Considering Taylor is very young, many were curious as to how he would play after recovering from such a serious injury.

Fans never got the chance to find out as Taylor was arrested for misdemeanor domestic assault charges over the offseason and suspended for 24 games by the NBA. After serving his suspension, Taylor returned to the Hornets with a much smaller role and a lot of missed time.

A ruptured Achilles is a very serious injury that requires a lot of time to recover from. Add that with all the time Taylor spent away from the team due to his suspension and it's no wonder the Hornets don't want him back in the rotation yet. The D-League will be a good place for Taylor to shake off the rust and get used to playing again post injury.