John Adams: UT's point guard poor offense missing Trae Golden

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Virginia guard Justin Anderson (1) and Georgia Tech guard Trae Golden (23) chase down a loose ball in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Atlanta.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

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Virginia guard Justin Anderson (1) and Georgia Tech guard Trae Golden (23) chase down a loose ball in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

No one seemed to mourn the departure of former Tennessee point guard Trae Golden when he transferred to Georgia Tech after last season to be closer to his ailing father.

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WaitUntilNextYear writes:

Pretty obvious article of the unknown but Barton and Thompson are known busts. Can Thompson even run, I have never seen an athlete so unaware of the clock and the need for expediency. Barton can't shoot farther than a layup. I would at least put McRae back at the point which might get him under control.
But wait, just get the ball to Stokes and then watch the show. He seems to be the only hope to win a few games. Why do the guards and wings not get him the ball?

wigmeister writes:

in response to WaitUntilNextYear:

Pretty obvious article of the unknown but Barton and Thompson are known busts. Can Thompson even run, I have never seen an athlete so unaware of the clock and the need for expediency. Barton can't shoot farther than a layup. I would at least put McRae back at the point which might get him under control.
But wait, just get the ball to Stokes and then watch the show. He seems to be the only hope to win a few games. Why do the guards and wings not get him the ball?

In answer to your last question - poor coaching.

atchleyaaron#1420833 writes:

Last year everyone bad mouthed Golden, just shows fans dont know what they are talking about most of the time.

johnlg00 writes:

in response to atchleyaaron#1420833:

Last year everyone bad mouthed Golden, just shows fans dont know what they are talking about most of the time.

I disagree. While I don't like the inference behind the term, "bad-mouth", there was plenty to fairly criticize about Golden's game, but it nearly all boils down to inconsistency. Even Golden's genuine fans had to admit that he wasn't always competitive on the defensive end. It seemed reasonable to me that the Vols might be able to find somebody who, if not capable of Golden's most brilliant performances, might at least not deliver as many stinkers. It is too bad for all concerned that the gamble seems not to have paid off. Besides, as has often been said by me and others, I don't think there was anything much Martin or anybody else could have done to make it possible for Golden to stay.

Plasticman85 writes:

This team is probably 20-5 right now with Golden. The lack of a penetrating PG that can score and dish has allowed teams to sit back in their zone and keep Jarnell from getting his touches while our guards throw up 15 bricks per game.

johndavid writes:

Why were Thompson and Barton in game at the same time Saturday?

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