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Saturday, October 23, 2004

thin devils

Attempting to minimize the impact of a short bench, Duke's Mike Krzyzewski has put his Blue Devils on a very, very strenuous summer-conditioning program. As a result, J.J. Redick is down from 215 to 192 pounds and Daniel Ewing is rumored to have gained the quickness necessary to play any one of several positions.

But while an intense summer might enable Duke to camaflouge its woes for a half, it shouldn't allow the Blue Devils to completely negate their inherent depth disadvantage over the course of an entire game. Not when Coach K is considering playing 6'3" DeMarcus Nelson as a "second big man" alongside Shelden Williams or Shavlik Randolph.