HoopsHype Jermaine Taylor rumors
But to Taylor, the trying part is what it has always been, with another season beginning with him stuck to the bench. "It's always going to be real frustrating," Taylor said. "I am a basketball player. Sitting on the bench is something I've never done. To have done it all last year and coming in thinking I was going to play this year and doing it again, I'm frustrated. "There's nothing I can do about it but what I've been doing, coming to practice every day, working hard, doing the things I need to do to make my teammates better to help them go out there, whether it is being LeBron James or Kobe Bryant on the scout team." Houston Chronicle
The Rockets cannot officially sign Dampier until they make a move to open a roster spot. Though that almost certainly will involve Taylor, the process of seeking offers for him could uncover options. "Nothing is a given," Adelman said. "You have to wait and see how everything plays out. There's always things that can happen. I don't know. It's unfortunate for him that it's all out there." Houston Chronicle
Now, the Rockets have reportedly turned their attention to trading Taylor and sources say that thirteen teams have expressed interest in the shooting guard. The Orlando Magic, Washington Wizards and Miami HEAT are among the teams interested in acquiring Taylor, according to a source close to the situation. HoopsWorld
The HEAT also have a full roster but are intrigued by Taylor, according to the source. HoopsWorld
The Warriors almost found their backup point guard Friday. Houston reached an agreement to sign center Erick Dampier and will have to make a move to clear roster space. The problem: The Rockets are expected to release second-year guard Jermaine Taylor instead of undrafted rookie point guard Ishmael Smith. San Francisco Chronicle
The deal cannot be made official until the Rockets create a roster spot. They are expected to trade or release second year guard Jermaine Taylor, who did not play in either of the first two games this season and played sparingly in the preseason. Houston Chronicle
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