This is kind of a two parter and will be a long post. It will probably make people mad because it's true but here here we go! Baldwin has really looked out of it since the Florida game. 16/54 from the field his last 4 games, 4/16 from 3. Too much usage? Too many minutes? Is he sick? Something else? His shot selection is mind bottling... taking on multiple defenders, fade aways, runners, etc. Teams appear to be honing in on shutting down McD first. When was the last time Baldwin scored a layup or posted a guard on the block? Everything is a jump shot with him and he doesn't appear to enjoy sharing the ball. Has he scored on an iso to end the first half yet? The only time I don't recall him shooting was when Butler had to push it against Florida and McD nailed that corner 3. It seems like Baldwin doesn't trust his teammates enough... thankfully there are plenty of capable scorers he shouldn't feel like he has to shoulder the load. Is this on the coaching staff too? It seems like his passing has gotten really lackadaisical. Back to back horrible entry passes to Golden against Purdue. Props to Vall for yanking him 2 minutes into the second half of the Southern game for another bad pass. He has 14 turnovers over the past 4 games. Never thought he's been a fundamental player but some of these passes are just horrendous. And the overdribbling is still there but has improved. From the 12 minute mark in the Baylor game he went 2-9... Thompson was the other only Butler player who even attempted a field goal. Looked like he took the Southern game off entirely. Then against Purdue it was the same story... it was the Baldwin show late in the game for god knows why. He was the only Butler player to attempt a field goal the last 5 minutes of the game (0-3). Him picking up his second foul early in the first half actually helped Butler game back in the game. You could tell AT was fed up with it... (Purdue had closed to 9 points or so) and after a few bad shots in a row didn't hand off the rock, took it to the rim, and got fouled. I don't blame Baldwin for much of it because it seems like this is the staff's gameplan. I don't understand the over-reliance on him late in games. Yes he won Butler the Ole Miss game. Are you willing to roll the dice game after game if it's close? 1-1 so far and the staff easily could have pissed away the Purdue game. Baldwin was the only Butler player to attempt a field goal the last 5 minutes against Purdue. Looking through the play-by-play I see a lot of "Kamar Baldwin missed jumper" late in games. This staff needs to change course ASAP from Blackhole Baldwin and try to get others involved. It becomes way too predictable and generally won't be successful. Hell of a season so far but things like this are the difference between winning a regular season championship and getting past the second weekend of the tournament. Is the staff objective enough to see these glaring issues?