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The timing of the move, according to a team source, was designed to give Griffin time to pursue his options for the upcoming season. He can either sign with an overseas team, go to the D-league, or perhaps he will call up the Harlem Globetrotters, who also drafted him in 2009.
Griffin was the 48th pick in the 2009 NBA draft and surprised a lot of people by making the Suns roster last year.
Taylor made the team for two simple reasons:
Taylor is extremely athletic vertically, but struggled adapting to the lateral quickness of the small forwards at the NBA level and his outside shooting has a long way to go before he can play on the perimeter. He's a guy who naturally should play in the paint, but is just not tall enough to do so at a premier level.
If he so chooses, Taylor can continue to work on his game and perhaps slim down his muscular frame and make it back to the NBA in a few years. He would have to become a knock-down outside shooter, however, and that's going to take a lot of work.
If the chooses to play overseas and gets slotted in a power forward role where he can be most effective right away, it is unlikely that he will develop the perimeter skills he needs.
Of course, if he's just looking for a good time, he should definitely see if the Globetrotters are still interested.
We wish Taylor all the best in his career.