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CHARLOTTE, N. Lars Eller Jersey .C. - The Charlotte Hornets are moving forward for now without Jeffery Taylor, the latest in a growing list of professional athletes arrested on domestic violence charges.General manager Rich Cho said the Hornets will await the outcome of an NBA-led investigation before deciding whether to reinstate Taylor. He offered no timetable for Taylors return to the team.Speaking at a media day news conference Monday, Cho said it was appropriate for the organization to act decisively and swiftly in banning Taylor from all team-related activities on Friday.We take domestic violence as a very serious matter, Cho said.Taylor ran into problems with the law when he was arrested by East Lansing Police in Michigan on Thursday and charged him with one count of domestic assault, one count of assault and one count of malicious destruction of property following an altercation the East Lansing Marriott at University Place.Cho said hes spoken with Taylor, who was released Thursday on $5,000 bond, but declined to discuss details of that conversation or any specific information related to the case.The GM did say he has no knowledge of a video tape from the hotel that might shed light on the altercation.We will assist the NBA and law enforcement in any way we can until this comes to an acceptable resolution, Cho said.Cho wouldnt say what it would take for Taylor to be reinstated.I dont want to get into hypotheticals, Cho said.Cho called the arrest disappointing, but doesnt believe it should take away from the optimism heading into the season.The Hornets are coming off a 43-39 last season and have added free agents Lance Stephenson and Marvin Williams to the roster.Coach Steve Clifford said Monday that Taylor was fighting for a spot in the rotation, but said he feels comfortable with the depth the team has there. Clifford likes how Taylor has progressed since coming into the league as a second-round pick in 2012, but theres no guarantee how much the Vanderbilt product would have played this season.Clifford said Monday Stephenson will start at one of the wing spots and either Gerald Henderson or Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will start at the other. The Hornets also have veteran 3-pointer shooting guard Gary Neal coming off the bench.We just have to do what other teams do a€” when one guy goes down, just pull together and continue to fight, centre Al Jefferson said of Taylors absence.Clifford said Kemba Walker, Jefferson and Williams will be the teams other three starters.In Cliffords opinion, this years starting lineup is stronger than last year and the overall depth is better too, leading to plenty of optimism.From a talent standpoint, the possibilities are exciting, Clifford said.The Hornets open training camp Tuesday in Asheville, North Carolina and much of this years optimisms surrounds Stephenson, a player who brings proven scoring ability and playoff experience to the roster.Stephenson averaged 13.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game last season for the Indiana Pacers. Only 24 years old, Stephenson has already started 37 post-season games during his four seasons in the NBA.Clifford said he expects Stephenson will be called upon to score more this season.I expect to do everything more this year, Stephenson said with a smile when told of Cliffords comments.Stephenson said six months ago he never thought hed be playing for anyone other than the Pacers.But he was overwhelmed with the attention the Hornets showed in him during free agency, and loved the idea of playing for his childhood hero and Hornets owner Michael Jordan.Stephenson is also friends with Walker, who he battled with time and time again as a high school player growing up in New York City.Throw in the new name and purple and teal uniforms, and Stephenson said he couldnt be happier.I feel like I came to the Hornets at the right time. We changed the name and we changed the swagger, Stephenson said. Everybody is happy about the new pieces that we got in place. Just the atmosphere here, you walk around and everybody is like, Hey Lance, we cant wait for the season to start. Custom Washington Capitals Jerseys . - The Denver Broncos kept rookie wide receiver Tavarres King from joining the Green Bay Packers by promoting him to their active roster Tuesday. Jonas Siegenthaler Jersey . A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press the Steelers will part ways with the former Pro Bowler, a move that hardly serves as a surprise after fifth-year linebacker Jason Worilds agreed to accept a "transition player" tag last week. . The 18-year-old Januzaj has made his breakthrough at United this season, including scoring twice in a 2-1 win over Sunderland before the recent international break. His performances have sparked a debate about where his international future lies.Once a career NHL agitator himself, Minnesota forward Matt Cooke can relate to what Patrick Kaleta is going through this week and went so far as reach out to him after the Wilds game in Buffalo on Monday. "I told him, Ive been there, its not fun - Its hard," Cooke told TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun on "I laid it out there that if he wants to know what I did, Id gladly talk to him about it. He knows Pommer (former Sabre-turned-Wild forward Jason Pominville), so I told him `If you want to get hold of me, Im there to talk." Cooke, whos had his share of league discipline over a 15-year career, came back a changed player with the Pittsburgh Penguins after being suspended for the last 10 regular-season games and first round of the playoffs in 2010-11. And his advice for Kaleta is to try to do the same thing. "During my suspension, with either (Dan) Bylsma or (Tony) Granato, I probably watched about 30 or 40 hours of video; watching players that play a physical style," said Cooke. "The hours of video work I did seriously helped me," he added. "The work that I put in has helped me not only take the risky plays out but also become a more effective player. Ive got a way more active stick on the forecheck, and Im more aware of my surroundings which has helped me offensively." Kaleta was handed a 10-game suspension on Tuesday for an illegal check to the head of Columbus Blue Jacketss defenceman Jack Jackson, a decision that he, his agent and the NHL Players Association will appeal. Dale Hunter Jersey. Part of changing his game included dealing with adversity, as Cooke recalled an incident in the 2010-11 season when a player dove into the boards after he barely touched him. "My heart was racing," Cooke told LeBrun. "I thought I was getting suspended. But before I was even off the ice Brendan (Shanahan) had called (Penguins GM) Ray Shero to tell him he knew I didnt touch the guy. That re-assured me." And by Cookes own admission, hes still learning. "Its never going to be over for me, and I realize that, and Im fine with that," he said. "Right now I err on the side of caution. I still watch video to make re-assure that there are good times to go out and by physical. "Its just a read. If you dont change the way you visually see the game, then change is impossible." Case in point - Cooke leads the Wild in scoring with three goals and six points in seven games and has yet to pick up a penalty minute this season. "Theres a huge difference in the way I approach the game now," he explained. "The days of just going for the big hit, every time possible, is just not feasible. The way the game is played now, the speed of the game, and the way the kids are taught to play the game." 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