Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    Publisher
    Points: 768,427, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 35.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation First ClassVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    ChrisMWilliams's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    15,740
    Points
    768,427
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 447
    Given: 119

    Mike Taylor signs with the Iowa Energy

    Here's the press release from the Iowa Energy ---

    ENERGY ACQUIRE GUARD MIKE TAYLOR
    Former Iowa State Standout Played for L.A. Clippers in 2008-2009

    DES MOINES, IA, February 4, 2011- The Iowa Energy have acquired former Iowa State guard Mike Taylor via the NBA D-League waiver pool the team announced today.

    Taylor was selected in the 2nd round of the 2008 NBA Draft by the Portland Trailblazers and immediately traded to the Los Angeles Clippers, becoming the first player to ever be selected in the NBA Draft after playing that season in the D-League .

    The 6’3” guard played in 49 games with the Clippers, averaging 5.7 points and 2.1 assists per game. On March 25, 2009 he scored a career high 35 points at Madison Square Garden against the New York Knicks.

    As a member of the NBA D-League’s Idaho Stampede during the 2007-2008 season, Taylor averaged 14.5 points and 4.2 assists per game, helping the Stampede win the 2008 D-League Championship.

    Taylor spent the 2009-2010 season in Serbia. He is expected to be in uniform tonight as the Energy play their 131st consecutive game in 1st place; against the Sioux Falls Skyforce.

    To make room for Taylor, the Energy placed guard Jason Bohannon on waivers.

    Tonight’s game starts at 7pm in Des Moines. Tickets are available at www.dahlstickets.com, by calling 564-8550 or at the arena box office.

    For more information, visit www.iowanba.com.



  2. #2
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 44,695, Level: 65
    Level completed: 35%, Points required for next Level: 855
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    VeteranCreated Album pictures25000 Experience Points
    Final42b's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    4,048
    Points
    44,695
    Level
    65
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 17
    Given: 25

    Re: Mike Taylor signs with the Iowa Energy

    Wow thats pretty cool



  3. #3
    All-Star
    Points: 54,694, Level: 72
    Level completed: 43%, Points required for next Level: 856
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    JBone84's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Cedar Rapids
    Posts
    1,461
    Points
    54,694
    Level
    72
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 15
    Given: 227

    Re: Mike Taylor signs with the Iowa Energy

    Nice! The Energy sign an ex-Cyclone and ditch an ex-Badger all in one day? Sounds like a good choice.




  4. #4
    Pro
    Points: 39,097, Level: 61
    Level completed: 4%, Points required for next Level: 1,253
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    25000 Experience PointsVeteran

    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    2,616
    Points
    39,097
    Level
    61
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 11
    Given: 2

    Re: Mike Taylor signs with the Iowa Energy

    Hide the cold medicine.


    Let Me Mayor Coach!

  5. #5
    Pro
    Points: 34,923, Level: 57
    Level completed: 57%, Points required for next Level: 527
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    cycloneman003's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Clive
    Posts
    2,942
    Points
    34,923
    Level
    57
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 13
    Given: 0

    Re: Mike Taylor signs with the Iowa Energy

    131 consecutive games in first place for the energy? thats pretty cool!


    ALL IN

  6. #6
    Addict
    Points: 174,674, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 38.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    snowcraig2.0's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    Posts
    7,231
    Points
    174,674
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 269
    Given: 53

    Re: Mike Taylor signs with the Iowa Energy

    Taylor
    Johnson
    Clark
    Brackins
    Hubalek


    Oh what could have been.....



  7. #7
    Rookie
    Points: 19,267, Level: 42
    Level completed: 36%, Points required for next Level: 583
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    468
    Points
    19,267
    Level
    42
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 8
    Given: 0

    Re: Mike Taylor signs with the Iowa Energy

    Hope he sees some action tonight. Taking my YMCA basketball team to the game.



  8. #8
    Pro
    Points: 38,307, Level: 60
    Level completed: 39%, Points required for next Level: 743
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    cycfan1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    2,863
    Points
    38,307
    Level
    60
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 43
    Given: 3

    Re: Mike Taylor signs with the Iowa Energy

    Quote Originally Posted by snowcraig2.0 View Post
    Taylor
    Johnson
    Clark
    Brackins
    Hubalek


    Oh what could have been.....
    We had four of the five and still sucked three years ago.



  9. #9
    Starter
    Points: 26,851, Level: 50
    Level completed: 31%, Points required for next Level: 699
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    904
    Points
    26,851
    Level
    50
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Mike Taylor signs with the Iowa Energy

    Hey, I saw the game tonight. MT did play a little bit in the first half and about 4 minutes in the second. Frankly, he looked lost but since he just arrived what do you expect. Man, he is skinny .... looks like he has lost weight since ISU days. Really. Stinson is about a inch taller and outweighs Taylor by 20-30 lbs at least. Mike took a few shots and didn't make any that I could recall. Really not fair to judge him on tonight, though ... so all I will say is welcome back !!!!

    OK, I will say something else. Boy, Curtis Stinson really runs that team well ... like an oiled machine. Nick Nurse has the dream job ... put the ball in Stinson's hands and let him do what he does so well.



  10. #10
    Speechless
    Points: 117,790, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    ISUAlum2002's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Urbandale
    Posts
    15,476
    Points
    117,790
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 33
    Given: 53

    Re: Mike Taylor signs with the Iowa Energy

    Haven't been to an Energy game in a couple of years, have tickets to tomorrow night's game....so I'm happy to hear that MT is on the team now. Adds a little more interest for me.



  11. #11
    Addict
    Points: 146,976, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 12.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    6,187
    Points
    146,976
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    Re: Mike Taylor signs with the Iowa Energy

    Quote Originally Posted by snowcraig2.0 View Post
    Taylor
    Johnson
    Clark
    Brackins
    Hubalek


    Oh what could have been.....
    Quote Originally Posted by cycfan1 View Post
    We had four of the five and still sucked three years ago.
    That's a little thing called McGreg.



  12. #12
    Recruit
    Points: 7,592, Level: 26
    Level completed: 7%, Points required for next Level: 558
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    5000 Experience PointsVeteran

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    103
    Points
    7,592
    Level
    26
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    Re: Mike Taylor signs with the Iowa Energy

    My Mike Taylor memory will always be watching him shoot before the game. He would chuck up shots from just shy of half court and all sorts of other crazy 'horse' shots from anywhere and make an impressive number of them. Of course then the game started and at some point, for a few minutes at least, he would defy the stifling GMac offense and launch some ridiculous ill-advised shots. Another of those players who would probably have thrived much more, and certainly enjoyed it more, playing for our current coach.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • Football
  • Iowa State vs. North Dakota State
  • August 30, 2014
  • 06:00 PM