The NBA has suspended Hornets forward Jeff Taylor for 24 games, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports (Twitter link). This suspension is in response to Taylor pleading guilty on charges of domestic violence and malicious destruction of property. Taylor will be able to return to action no sooner than December 17th when the Hornets take on the Suns in Charlotte.
Taylor has already missed 11 games while the legal process played out so he will be mandated to miss another 13 contests before he is allowed to return, but he will be docked for a total of 24 games of pay, notes Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports (Twitter link). All told this suspension will cost Taylor $199,689 of his $915,243 salary for the 2014/15 season.
The 25-year-old forward has spent two years in the NBA, both with Charlotte, after being selected in the second round of the 2012 NBA Draft. His career averages through 103 contests are 6.6 points and 2.0 rebounds in 20.7 minutes per game. His slash line is .412/.321/.673.