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11-16-2012, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by ixcuincle View Post
I spoke to Glenn Geffner Monday on Twitter and then the big fire sale happened Tuesday

And I am not impressed by Curry or Plumlee. It was one game

Over the course of the full season, neither was really impressive last year. The team was largely Rivers, who tapered off down the stretch. The team was so bad they lost to Lehigh.

So as Cal said before the game, it's a marathon, not a sprint. I don't think this Duke team is really any good. As usual, they are overrated. They lost because Kentucky is inexperienced and raw.
Everyone that's seen me post in here knows that despite working here I'm relatively neutral on the Dukies. Probably leaning towards them being my ACC team to support, but that's more football because 1: Cutcliffe and 2: They've sucked for so long it would be awesome if they were good, which they now are getting close to.

But it's WAY too early to say on Duke this year. The Plumlees are overrated (yep, I said it) but I think Curry could very well be the real deal. This team seems like it's going to be more about the team concept game then the individual stars, which is something that Duke's been lacking since their last title. The new PG already looks to be buying into the team concept better then Rivers ever did.

That said, I don't think they get any farther then the Elite 8 (if they get that far even) as in terms of sheer talent they lack behind Kansas, Indiana, NC State and a number of other teams including the Kentucky team they just beat.

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