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Asset countdown: Alterations needed and Taylor's closed

After six days of voting, At The Hive's readers have determined that Jeffery Taylor is the Hornets' least valuable remaining asset.


Well, this seems timely.

After six days of voting, At The Hive's readers decided that Jeffery Taylor is the Hornets' least valuable asset remaining on the roster. Taylor led the voting with 51 percent of the votes, well ahead of Marvin Williams, whom placed second with 18 percent.

Taylor was selected with the 31st pick in the 2012 NBA draft, and was lauded as a prototypical 3-and-d player. Taylor's height, physical stature and athleticism made him an intriguing prospect, especially in the role he was projected to fill. In his first season with the Bobcats, Taylor averaged 6.1 points in 19.6 minutes per game along with shooting marks of 34.4 percent from behind the 3-point line and an Effective Field Goal Percentage (eFG%) of 49.7 percent. In his second season with the Bobcats, Taylor's numbers dipped, and a ruptured achilles tendon sidelined him for half of the season. His presence was sorely missed in the playoffs, where outside of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, the Bobcats had no one to contain LeBron James.

Recently, Taylor was arrested on a domestic assault charge. After the media rightfully lashed out at the NFL over its handling of domestic violence charges, the Hornets, and by extension, NBA commissioner Adam Silver, will be put in a difficult position in regards to how to punish Taylor. It's likely the NBA will use Taylor to set an example, although at this point Taylor is considered innocent until facts are leaked and his case goes to trial. The Hornets issued a statement saying Taylor will be away from the team until the NBA concludes its investigation into the matter. Needless to say, Taylor's status for this season is up in the air.

With Taylor out of the picture, which Hornets asset is least valuable?