BY RICH NARDO
Very few NBA point guards boast as impressive of a pedigree as Tyshawn Taylor. This is what makes it so frustrating that he is so far removed from the prototype of the position.
A true point guard is a team leader, on and off the floor. He’s more interested in setting up his teammates than scoring for himself, and is rarely, if ever, caught out of position or turns the ball over. Even off the floor a point guard is supposed to be the team’s leader, much like a quarterback is supposed to do in football.
Tyshawn Taylor is turnover prone. He’s more likely to penetrate and score than look to hit an open teammate. As for off the court, he’s had a few slip-ups, most recently letting it be known publicly he isn’t happy with his playing situation.
How does someone who has been privy to the sort of basketball mentorship Taylor has end up this way? More importantly, why are the Nets keeping him around?... MORE →