Kings' Taylor nets five-game suspension from league
Taylor has been suspended twice previously for substance abuse violations. According to terms of the collective bargaining agreement, a player receives a five-game suspension for a third positive test for marijuana.
He missed the first five games of the 2002-03 season, then served a six-game penalty during the '03-'04 season.
Taylor joined the Kings after he was waived by the New York Knicks during the preseason. He has played in only four games and hasn't scored.
The suspension begins with Thursday night's game against Miami.
Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press
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