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Does anyone know if Alex Murphy is sick or injured?

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  • BlueDevils00 Dec 27, 4:19 p.m.
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    The people I've talked to close, who are close with the program, seem to think it's simply a... View More

    — Posted by BlueDevils00

    correct me if I am wrong, but the lack of confidence comes on the defensive side of the ball,... View More

    — Posted by Leave it to Beaver Reruns

    I believe so. I don't think Coach K ever penalizes players for offensive downfalls, but always defense. So yes, I think it is a defensive problem.

  • Leave it to Beaver Reruns Dec 27, 1:56 p.m.
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    The people I've talked to close, who are close with the program, seem to think it's simply a... View More

    — Posted by BlueDevils00

    correct me if I am wrong, but the lack of confidence comes on the defensive side of the ball, correct?

  • BlueDevils00 Dec 27, 10:25 a.m.
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    The people I've talked to close, who are close with the program, seem to think it's simply a matter of confidence. Once Alex gets his confidence back, he will see expanded minutes. He has played much better (and more) lately. By March, he should be in the rotation.

    It's not his fault Duke will have two lottery picks at SF and PF next year. Rodney Hood and Jabari Parker would start over 99% of players in college basketball. We're probably looking at 2014 when Amile Jefferson and Alex Murphy are starters.

  • BattlingBishop 5 Dec 26, 11:47 p.m.
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    My biggest concern is that Alex is one of the prototypical transfer candidates. Lots of... View More

    — Posted by MoDuke v2 is gone

    It's a balancing act for sure but K does it well. Can't please 'em all. With that said, if he transfers, can't blame a guy for wanting to play. It happens.

  • BattlingBishop 5 Dec 26, 11:41 p.m.
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    Alex Murphy lacks the defensive ability K wants to see. Until he figures out how to play defense... View More

    — Posted by Leave it to Beaver Reruns

    Hopefully, that will change in the future.

    — Posted by BattlingBishop 5

    I agree, because he is such an asset on the offensive end.

    — Posted by Leave it to Beaver Reruns

    Yep...from what little I've seen of him, he looks to have good potential. Just needs to get the defensive stuff under control. It's been a very good December with the Devils being #1, the improved play of QC & Mason, navigating the tough schedule early. They're playing very well.

  • MoDuke v2 is gone Dec 26, 10:17 p.m.
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    My biggest concern is that Alex is one of the prototypical transfer candidates. Lots of offensive skills, while lacking on the defensive end, still wanting and feeling they deserve more PT. Next he looks up and Parker and Hood is coming next year, sure to eat up lots of the available minutes along with Amile.

  • Leave it to Beaver Reruns Dec 26, 9:49 p.m.
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    Alex Murphy lacks the defensive ability K wants to see. Until he figures out how to play defense... View More

    — Posted by Leave it to Beaver Reruns

    Hopefully, that will change in the future.

    — Posted by BattlingBishop 5

    I agree, because he is such an asset on the offensive end.

  • BattlingBishop 5 Dec 26, 10:38 a.m.
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    Alex Murphy lacks the defensive ability K wants to see. Until he figures out how to play defense... View More

    — Posted by Leave it to Beaver Reruns

    Hopefully, that will change in the future.

  • Leave it to Beaver Reruns Dec 26, 8:50 a.m.
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    Alex Murphy lacks the defensive ability K wants to see. Until he figures out how to play defense to K's liking, he will continue to ride the pine.

  • Toddler10-21 Dec 26, 7:32 a.m.
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    Maybe he isnt as good as advertised.

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