There will be a lot of ways to measure how Duke plays without Kyrie Irving. Will the Blue Devils' 3-point shooting percentage go down? With their offensive rhythm begin to sputter? The other day on Insider, John Gasaway of Basketball Prospectus provided great insight into why Irving's loss could spell trouble for the defending national champs.
But we look at life through a slightly skewed spectrum at the blog. Priority number one isn't how will Duke adjust to Irving's loss at the offensive or defensive end of the floor. It's how will Duke perform as a favorite. In other words: Will the Blue Devils make you sweat? That's a question Sal Selvaggio from madduxsports.com and I intend to answer.
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