Polley was playing D on the perimeter trying to guard a small. Obviously a mismatch.He’s terrible at defense and doesn’t rebound. He was constantly getting beat by his man. Sanogo should’ve been in over him in the second half
Your statement that Polley didn't work had enough to create separation tells it all. That is something he can do if he wants to. It's an effort thing.I've been a big supporter of Polley, and will continue to be, but . . . he did not look good today. Defense was suspect, only 1 board, no impact on the game.
In his defense, after St. John's mysteriously decided to see, five times, whether Cole could shoot the 3 when left alone, St. John's was stingy with their defense and did not give up many open 3s. They certainly were draped all over Polley, who didn't work hard enough to create separation.
On the other hand, if Bouk was in this game, he darn well may have had 50, with 25 or so from the line, and that would have opened everything up.
Kudos to the Johnies - they outplayed us, and played great D.
We missed 6 or more bunnies, had 6 or more terrible turnovers, and missed a few frees late.
Tough loss, but our loss total is now what? 3 points? We'll get there.
Honestly, to make a post like this about our future NBA player/Duncan Robinson clone is offensive......
That’s why I said it. I do believe he is a good player for what he does. But I also find it comical that pending in the week, it’s either Polley the future NBA starter/potential top 20 pick to Polley the worst player on the floor if he don’t drop oneI guess this passes for snark but, if anything, it reaffirms how psycho this place is to see that there's a thread talking about "why is this kid on the floor" when a week ago the armchair GMs were talking about his place in the NBA.
I get the sense that, Bouknight excepted, it's going to be like this on a game to game basis. Tyrese Martin has gone from stud to bum and back again more times than I can count.
Maybe it is kind of a bipolar thing. Like the highs and then the lows from the crash when he has a lousy, non-productive game. 😃 , then ☹️That’s why I said it. I do believe he is a good player for what he does. But I also find it comical that pending in the week, it’s either Polley the future NBA starter/potential top 20 pick to Polley the worst player on the floor if he don’t drop one
Hurley didn’t gameplan well or adjust well. Ty Polley should be our closer because he knows how to close. Our point guards never set up guys in position to score. That is the big problem.He’s terrible at defense and doesn’t rebound. He was constantly getting beat by his man. Sanogo should’ve been in over him in the second half
Cole can drive but he normally is just hoping to get fouled. LOL! Cole and Martin are frustrating to watch beat their man and then put up some silly shot that has no way of going in. Frustrating we only have one finisher on the team and he is injured.I would say attack the basket but...
1. Cole can’t drive.
2. Polley can’t drive.
3. Martin can drive but will miss the layup and FTs.
4. Whaley can’t drive.
5. Adams was doing something idk what.
So in reality it was maybe the highest percentage chance we had to score - but I hate the play call.
I have a feeling this is what most people think. I'm certainly no great basketball mind, but when I think about Tyler, I always goes back to his best game last season which was the last game prior to the injury and the reason was because he was very active in the paint and on the boards. He had 11 rebounds and most of them were offensive, many of which ended in put back baskets.mr polley is a serviceable 'go out there and drain some 3s' guy. boarding or shot blocking or handling or dishing or defending? notsomuch. twas ever thus. four years, and counting.
While Polley's stat lines tend to have zeros everywhere other than points you need him on the floor for spacing. When he is out there the defense cannot leave him alone because when he is set he is very dangerous. The other guys have to finish at the hoop otherwise the extra spacing awarded by playing him is useless.