Zalgiris Kaunas adds Isaiah Taylor to its backcourt 11
Injury-struck Zalgiris will add Isaiah Taylor, a 28-year-old 191 cm tall point guard with NBA and EuroLeague experience, to its roster. The American has signed a deal that will keep him in Kaunas until the end of the season.
Zalgiris had to look for reinforcements in their backcourt after Keenan Evans ruptured his Achilles tendon in Thursday’s game against Fenerbahce. Evans will have to miss 6-8 months of basketball after the surgery.
Taylor started this season with Anadolu Efes Istanbul. However, he didn’t get many chances to make a name for himself with the EuroLeague champions, scoring 2.6 points and 1.6 efficiency points in 11 games.
His star shone brighter last season, as he averaged 15.2 points per game for UCAM Murcia, who finished fourth in the Spanish league.
Taylor started his European career in Israel in the 2020-2021 season with Maccabi Rishon Lezion, where he put up 17 points, 4.4 assists and 1.2 steals averages.
Before coming to Europe, Taylor also played for the Houston Rockets and Atlanta Hawks in the NBA. Taylor played 66 games with the Hawks in the 2017-2018 season, collecting 6.7 points and 3.1 assists.
The newest Zalgiris player will wear #1 jersey and will be arriving in Lithuania soon.