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  • BlueDevils00 Dec 14, 1:28 p.m.
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    Anyone that says this isn't a final four caliber team is just hating.

    Not so much hating, just all-too familiar with dook's recent NCAA Big Dance history, after being... View More

    — Posted by SilentSam

    I'm assuming you were in a coma during the 2010 NCAA tournament. You know, that year Duke won it all?

  • The Texas Butler Dec 13, 5:43 a.m.
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    He has a great attitude and Cook says he was a monster in the middle during the early practices

  • 903 mens national championships Dec 13, 2:15 a.m.
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    Marshall Plumlee can be the guy who can give Mason breaks. His size and improved physicality gives them a force on the boards and his natural shot-blocking abilities would give Coach K a strong presence in the paint, something the team badly lacks outside of Ryan Kelly and Mason.
    Offensively, Marshall is still a work in progress. Even in high school, Plumlee only managed 11.5 ppg, so don't expect him to return from injury and give Duke another double-digit scorer on a nightly basis. That being said, he could still make an impact, as his tremendous size and athleticism gives Duke a boost on the offensive boards, if anything. I don't really want to start making comparisons for Marshall when he hasn't even played a game yet, but the best comparison I can make is that he is a more athletic, better shot-blocking Brian Zoubek. Zoubek was never a force on offense, outside of the occasional above-average performance, but he still provided plenty on defense by being such a force in the paint. This is the kind of player I see Marshall Plumlee being for the time being. Is there anything wrong with that? Of course not.
    Just look at it this way: a 9-0 Duke squad that has already defeated plenty of the country's best teams is about to get even deeper. That alone should get you excited for a Marshall Plumlee comeback. When is he coming back?
    StevewisemanNC: Coach K said Marshall Plumlee could have played today. The two games after break (Dec 19-20 vs. Elon, Colgate) should be his time.
    Yep, he is back. Next Wednesday, he is back. Duke was already scary good. Now, they're going to be downright terrifying.

  • 903 mens national championships Dec 13, 2:14 a.m.
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    How Big Of An Impact Will Marshall Plumlee's Return Make?

    One thing that is being drastically overlooked by observers throughout the young college basketball season is that the Duke Blue Devils have so brilliantly guided their way through a brutal early season schedule without Marshall Plumlee, a guy who was expected to be one of their most valuable bench players heading into the season.
    Marshall, the 7'0, 225 lb younger brother of Duke phenom Mason and Indiana Pacers' Forward Miles, has yet to return from a foot injury he suffered in mid-October. The redshirt freshman had drawn praise from coach Mike Krzyzewski in the early stages of training camp, as evidenced by this tweet from Stephen Wiseman:
    @StevewisemanNC: Coach K said Marshall Plumlee was playing well enough to be team's 6th man before his injury.
    This isn't much of a shocker. Plumlee, like his two brothers, is an athletically gifted big man who is capable of making an impact on both ends of the court, although his current skill-set makes him much more a force on defense. This isn't a problem, as Duke's offense revolves around their guards, adjusting this season only because of the emergence of Marshall Plumlee's offensive output. Meanwhile, Duke is badly in need of someone who can spell Mason, as the star forward is averaging roughly thirty-four minutes a game. Typically, you only want your best big men playing around thirty minutes per game and Plumlee is already way past that.

  • The Texas Butler Dec 12, 6:55 a.m.
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    i still do not understand how losing in the ncaa tourney is worse than not making it at all,... View More

    — Posted by blueduke4

    That is what I say about the fact that K has missed the NCAA tournament 7 times in his career... View More

    — Posted by DooksucksV3

    So you're arguing Roy is a better coach than Coach K?

    — Posted by 903 mens national championships

    He has no idea what his argument should be at this point. DSv3 and SilentSam just want this season to end and Dam Kane to die a slow death.

  • uncsuckz Dec 12, 5:24 a.m.
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    Anyone that says this isn't a final four caliber team is just hating.

    Not so much hating, just all-too familiar with dook's recent NCAA Big Dance history, after being... View More

    — Posted by SilentSam

    I see the obsession with all things Duke continues at the Markie household. always grasping for something negative to say; what an existence you lead. so typical of unc cheat fans; arrogant to the living end

  • blueduke4 Dec 11, 6:49 p.m.
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    Well since ducksick v3 is so interested in ncaa failures, how did old Roy do with Kansas with all those final four trips....u can spin things however u want to make anyone look bad. Bottomline K is regarded as the greatest of all time, nothing u can say or do will change that fact.

  • seedofdoubt Dec 11, 2:09 p.m.
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    i still do not understand how losing in the ncaa tourney is worse than not making it at all,... View More

    — Posted by blueduke4

    Haven't got it quite right. Worse is not being able to win a NIT title.

  • 903 mens national championships Dec 11, 12:32 p.m.
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    i still do not understand how losing in the ncaa tourney is worse than not making it at all,... View More

    — Posted by blueduke4

    That is what I say about the fact that K has missed the NCAA tournament 7 times in his career... View More

    — Posted by DooksucksV3

    So you're arguing Roy is a better coach than Coach K?

  • blueduke4 Dec 11, 12:05 p.m.
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    lol counting those west point days i see, ahahahaha, roy the ultimate kansas choke artist

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