I know there still are skeptics about Taylor among Hawks observers, but I’ve come around on him. His $1.6 million contract for 2018-19 becomes guaranteed at the start of the season. In my view, Taylor has shown enough in 1,086 minutes played for the Hawks that they should keep him around next season to see if they can get more (notwithstanding the team adding multiple point guards via the draft).
Taylor, 23, has been an inefficient scorer overall (49.9 true shooting percentage). His value so far is hurt by his poor 3-point shooting (25.4 percent on 69 attempts) and high turnover percentage (13.9 in non-garbage minutes, according to Cleaning the Glass). But Taylor is a solid screen-roll defender, and he's shown promise as a rim attacker and playmaker (74th percentile in assist to usage rate, per CTG).