Actually Averette is considered to be one of the fastest players going downhill in the Big 12. I think mid-year he lost some confidence and it is in his head. His judgment has been questionable for awhile.
The problem is our two senior guards play to their success level. Carroll and Smith are 3/20=15%. O/7 on 3s. When they struggle early they go into ostrich mode and force shots and shoot selfishly. Similar to what Smart use to do. Just go clank em up. I use to work practices and games under Eddie and if a player did what we do 60% of our possessions he would’ve yanked them out for a series. Guaranteed