Kings Acquire Rockets’ Jermaine Taylor

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The Sacramento Kings have acquired Houston Rockets’ guard Jermaine Taylor.

A 6’5” guard who attended Central Florida, Taylor is being traded for a heavily-protected, second round pick and cash, according to Kings’ President of Basketball Operations Geoff Petrie.

Taylor was a 32nd round pick in 2009 draft and was originally selected by the Washington Wizards and later traded to Houston. He appeared in 31 games (four starts) for the Rockets in 2009-10 and averaged 4.1 ppg and 1.5 rpg. He also made eight appearances for the Rio Grande Vipers of the NBA D-League where he posting 19.8 ppg and 4.8 rpg.

Taylor was most recently named to the 2010 NBA Summer League All-Tournament Team after leading Houston in scoring, averaging 18.4 ppg (.471 FG%), 4.8 rpg and 2.0 apg in five games.

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