Taylor Jenkins

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Meet Taylor Jenkins, Plant City Observer’s newest sports writer

In many ways I know very little about change. As a life-long resident of the Tampa Bay area, and one of the very few who come from two parents that are also Tampa natives, I’ve never undergone the experience of something like moving across the country. I’ve never even known what it’s like to move across the city or to move across the state.
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Memphis Grizzlies: Taylor Jenkins chose X over Brandon Clarke

The Memphis Grizzlies played in their first play-in game on Wednesday night. Unlike last season, they would secure a win this time around. That said, they still have a game to go before they gain entry to the NBA Playoffs. In the first matchup, Memphis played the San Antonio Spurs,...

Taylor Jenkins is living and learning

But somewhere in the middle lies the truth... The Memphis Grizzlies currently sit in ninth place in a Western Conference six-team race for seeding in the NBA Play-In Tournament — a tournament that will decide whom takes the seventh and eighth seed in the 2021 NBA Playoffs. According to Five...
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Memphis Grizzlies: Should Taylor Jenkins be on the hot seat?

A nearly fully healthy Memphis Grizzlies team just blew a 20-point lead against an Orlando Magic team that didn’t have their head coach and only had 9 healthy active players. Even without these things, they’re arguably the worst team in the league. The worst part? This isn’t the first time...

Stick with Taylor Jenkins

Entering the 2020-21 NBA Season, there was a communicated goal by the Grizzlies front office: Development. It was never stated that winning games or pushing to make the playoffs was not important, rather developing and evaluating the young talent on the roster was the end goal for this season. Pushing for the playoffs is arguably the most important piece to the development of young talent outside of real playing time, however. So the pursuits went hand in hand.

Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins addresses police shooting of Daunte Wright

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Before taking questions ahead of their match-up against the Chicago Bulls on Monday night, Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins spoke at great length about the shooting death of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man gunned down during a traffic stop by police in suburban Minneapolis. “Before we...

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Taylor Jenkins has narrowed down the Memphis Grizzlies’ rotation

The Memphis Grizzlies have used more players than most NBA teams to this point in the season. At 20-20, the Grizzlies have maintained .500 basketball without Jaren Jackson Jr. by using a rotating merry-go-round of players. But this couldn’t last — it never does in the NBA. As expected, Taylor...