Originally posted on Trade Street Post  |  Last updated 10/23/12
Our 1st pick of the second round of this year's 2012 NBA Draft was Jeff Taylor.  A player that was projected to go towards the end of the first round fell victim to teams that started drafting based on needs over “best player available”.  I personally say HALLELUJAH for those teams passing over him and the Bobcats getting to take him where they did.  Coming from Vanderbilt, Taylor joins former rival Michael Kidd-Gilchrist from Kentucky to become the 2 newest small forwards for the Charlotte Bobcats.  Playing in the same conference, the 2 played against one another, with the elder Taylor often keeping MKG in check.  I had the opportunity to sit down and talk to Taylor at the Bobcats Media Day.  More than anything, I want to share the pre-interview story.  It is one that to this day, I’m still scratching my head on…     Media Day was like every other Media Day before it (I guess this is true because it was my first one to ever attend).  I will be the first to say that while being...
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Miguel Montero to be DFA’d after calling out Jake Arrieta

Report: Eight teams already interested in Zach Orr

Report: Clippers agree to trade Chris Paul to Rockets

What to expect from United States Men’s National Team in Gold Cup

Report: Knicks targeting Raptors GM Ujiri to replace Jackson

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Bryce Harper fuels Cubs speculation with Instagram post

Mike Trout progressing towards return before All-Star break

There's nowhere for Chris Paul to go

Mother Nature stops Tim Tebow's St. Lucie debut

Carson Palmer not sure if 2017 will be his last NFL season

Report: Spurs, Clippers among teams interested in Andre Iguodala

Top NBA free agents available

Box Score 6/28: New York loses its zen

Although you have seen this start before, this season is no sequel for the Dodgers

The 'Power hitters are coming for that number one spot' quiz

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Feeding your roundball addiction through the summer months

BIG3 Referee Hotline Bling: Ricky Davis takes unnecessary shots at Al Harrington

Who won Wimbledon the year you were born?

Box Score 6/27: Monday is for all sorts of ballers

Big3 brings summer festival feel to basketball with barnstorming tour

The 'Tonight, we settle the Beard vs. Brodie debate' quiz

2016-17 NBA Awards: The 8th Man Award for most overlooked player this year

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

2017 is not another disappointing sequel for the Dodgers

BIG3 Referee Hotline Bling: Ricky Davis takes unnecessary shots at Al Harrington

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Feeding your roundball addiction through the summer months

The 'Power hitters are coming for that number one spot' quiz

Big3 brings summer festival feel to basketball with barnstorming tour

The 'Tonight, we settle the Beard vs. Brodie debate' quiz

2016-17 NBA Awards: The 8th Man Award for most overlooked player this year

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Disappearing Act Award for player who came up small

Getaway Day: Welcome back to the world, AL Central

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker