And the numbers show foul trouble doesn't do much to help Taylor's effectiveness when he's on the court. He has finished five games scoring in single digits this season. All five have come when he's been saddled with four or five fouls.
"It's very tough, especially being frustrated," Taylor said.
"The game before, I might have only one or two fouls, but the next game, I might end up with two fouls before halftime and I know if I would have done this differently, I could have been out there longer, helping my team try to win."
So the learning process continues with every practice. Coaches drill him on better positioning and better overall defense. He watches reams of game film to get an idea of how different officiating crews call games. And when he gets into games and realizes a crew is calling things closer, he picks his coaches' brains on how to defend a player with those restrictions.
"Within the first five or 10 minutes, notice how the refs are calling it and just take it into thought," he said. "If they're calling touchy, you have to be not as aggressive on defense, but still be aggressive enough."
In games where Taylor finishes with three or fewer fouls, he averages 17 points and nine rebounds. In games where he finishes with four or more, he averages 11.1 points and six rebounds. For a team searching for any positive in a brutal stretch, having one of its best players on the floor, and not stewing on the bench, is vital.
"Our production is much greater when he's on the floor," Herrion said.
The key for Taylor is to figure out how to stay there.
Contact sportswriter Derek Redd at derek.r...@dailymailwv.com or 304-348-1712. His blog is at blogs.charlestondailymail.com/marshall. Follow him on Twitter @derekredd.