Wednesday , Nov , 19 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Rockets activate Maurice Taylor

Houston, TX (Sports Network) – The Houston Rockets activated Maurice Taylor
Wednesday after the forward finished serving a six-game suspension that was
reduced from 10 games.

Taylor was suspended without pay for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA
Anti-Drug Program. However, the penalty was reduced after it was determined
that the 6-9 Taylor was in compliance with the program.

In four games this season, Taylor is averaging 9.8 points and 4.5 rebounds per
contest.

He was suspended for the initial five games of the 2002-03 season for
violating the league’s drug policy and was also suspended in 2001 for
marijuana.

To make room on the roster, Houston waived forward Alton Ford.

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