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Houston Rockets recall former Texas PG Isaiah Taylor from D-League

The former Longhorns star will get his shot at the NBA after spending much of the season in the D-League.


It appears Isaiah Taylor’s pursuit of an opportunity in the NBA is on the brink of becoming reality.

According to a report from CBSSports, the Houston Rockets, which own Taylor’s rights after recently signing him to a three-year, non-guaranteed deal in February, called Taylor up from the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Sunday, though he didn’t play in the Rockets meeting with Oklahoma City.

Despite being called up, there’s no guarantee that Taylor actually sees the floor for Houston, which is currently at full strength in its backcourt. But with nine games remaining in the Rockets regular season before the playoffs, it’s certainly a possibility the former Texas Longhorn standout makes his official NBA debut in the coming weeks. The Rockets will be back in action Tuesday night when they host Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors.

As a rookie, Taylor has been a standout for the Vipers, averaging 20 points per game, along with 6.1 assists and three rebounds per contest. Taylor is also shooting 41 percent from beyond the arc this season; a substantial feat considering perimeter shooting was among the concerns for his future in the NBA.