Wait, are people actually saying that Withey's success at the end of last year was because he's awesome?
He's not a terrible player, but if you want to know why he's kind of regressed a bit to open this season, it's pretty obvious. We knew losing Robinson was going to be a challenge for Withey, and that he had to make even greater strides than he did last year if he wanted to build off his success.
Thus far he hasn't done enough. It's fine. He's still a good player. He'll get better. That's what all Bill Self players do.