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How Ryan Taylor went from mother’s house to Warriors minicamp

Ryan Taylor long harbored designs on playing basketball overseas, not in the NBA.

Some of his earliest memories are of heaving up shots during halftime of games in Slovenia while his father, John, was on a professional team there. After John died in an accident when Ryan was 8, Ryan often daydreamed about emulating his late dad’s globetrotting lifestyle.

“I always kind of wanted to follow in his footsteps,” said Taylor, now a shooting guard for the Santa Cruz Warriors. “That was honestly the goal. The NBA wasn’t even really on my radar.”

But there Taylor was two weeks ago, scoring a team-high 15 points on five 3-pointers in a scrimmage at Chase Center as part of Golden State’s offseason minicamp. One of five Santa Cruz players invited to the campus-like bubble in San Francisco, Taylor, 25, showed enough to make a strong case for a training-camp invite in coming

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