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Duke basketball’s best small-ball lineup next season

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Which 2021-22 Duke basketball quintet could dominate without a true center?

There is little doubt that sophomore Mark Williams will be a full-time member of the 2021-22 Duke basketball starting lineup. However, the 7-foot-1, 245-pound big man won’t likely see much more than 30 minutes in any given contest. No, foul trouble and utter exhaustion are likely to prevent too heavy of a night-in, night-out workload for the potential 2022 first-round pick.

And as of this moment, no other bonafide center is set to be on the roster, which will be head coach Mike Krzyzewski’s 42nd and last bunch of Duke Blue Devils before completely handing over the program’s reins to 33-year-old associate head coach Jon Scheyer after the season.