Duke Basketball: Who Will Step Up for Injury-Riddled Blue Devils?

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Duke Basketball: Who Will Step Up for Injury-Riddled Blue Devils?
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With Ryan Kelly out indefinitely with a foot injury and Seth Curry hampered by shin splints, Duke needs previously supporting-cast players to step into the spotlight.

The Blue Devils began the year with Kelly, Curry and Mason Plumlee as the three senior leaders who were going to comprise the bulk of Duke’s offense. Losing Kelly and getting a less-than-100 percent Curry means that someone on the team who was previously serving as a role player must pick up the slack.

With the exception of Mason Plumlee, everyone on Duke could stand to improve and carry more of the offensive and defensive burdens. What follows are the players who will be most heavily relied-upon to replace some of what’s been lost due to the various injuries riddling Duke’s roster.

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