We’ve been focusing a lot on Jordan Taylor’s quest to make an NBA squad this summer but we shouldn’t forget about the other Badger named Taylor who is also trying to crack a pro roster. Kammron Taylor is out there too, balling for the Timberwolves’ summer league team, and by all accounts he made a strong impression. From the T-Wolves official site:
[Taylor] the Minneapolis native played significant minutes at the point guard position this week, and when he was in he played a big role in helping the offense function. Over his final two games, he shot 9-for-18 with 26 points. [Head coach Rick] Adelman called Taylor the surprise of the camp, comparing his game to a combination of Rafer Alston and Aaron Brooks—a knockdown shooter who gets the system. Adelman credited Taylor for keeping the Wolves on track during the win against Cleveland on Thursday.
Kammron has played five years in Europe since leaving the Badgers and might be ready to make the jump into the NBA. You know he’s going to be a heady team-first sort of player coming from a Bo Ryan background. The same can be said for Greg Stiemsma who looks like he will himself be joining the T-Wolves this season on a one-year free agent contract after playing well for the Celtics last year.
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