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Jimmy Kelley

Jimmy is the editor-in-chief for Duke Report. He was previously the lead writer for his own Duke blog, Devils in Durham, before joining Duke Report. You can also find his work on Rush the Court's ACC microsite. You can find him on Twitter at @jimmykelley_.

Former Duke Stars J.J. Redick, Mike Dunleavy Jr. Major Targets in NBA Free Agency

J.J. Redick

Now that the NBA Draft has come and gone with the newest crop of Duke basketball alumni finding new homes, the rest of the Blue Devils' considerable NBA fraternity must get to work securing their place in the league for the immediate future. Former standouts J.J. Redick and Mike Dunleavy Jr. are two of the top free agent priorities for teams throughout the league with some pretty serious contenders vying for their services.

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Where Duke Basketball’s Seth Curry and Ryan Kelly Fit in the 2013 NBA Draft

Seth Curry, Ryan Kelly

The NBA Draft is a cruel process in that only 60 of the players who light up the college basketball world get to hear their name called. Of the three Duke basketball players in this year's class, only Mason Plumlee is considered to be a sure-fire pick on Thursday night. But what about fellow senior-captains Ryan Kelly and Seth Curry? Where do they fit in on the wide landscape of the NBA?

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Mike Krzyzewski Decision to Coach USA Basketball Through 2016 Olympics is Best for Duke Basketball

Mike Krzyzewski, USA Basketball

Malcolm Gladwell's book Outliers explores what he calls the 10,000 rule. The basic idea behind the concept is that it takes 10,000 hours before you can be an expert on anything. Mike Krzyzewski passed that threshold years and years ago, but his decision to remain the coach of the United States Basketball team through the 2016 Olympics gives him more opportunity to work with the highest-quality athletes in the sport and thus makes him an even better coach.

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Findlay Prep Guard, Former Duke Target Allerik Freeman Decommits From UCLA

Allerik Freeman, Findlay

Allerik Freeman picked UCLA over Duke, Kansas, Villanova and Ohio State back in Novemeber but with the departure of Ben Howland the top 100 guard has decided to reopen his recruitment. Freeman would likely have found himself playing sparingly behind Jordan Adams or out of position at the point had he stayed with the Bruins and Steve Alford.

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Duke Basketball’s Wonderful Season Comes to Abrupt End Just Short of Ultimate Goal

When last season ended in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament, most Duke basketball fans found themselves scrambling out the door in hopes of leaving a tumultuous season as far behind them as possible. Nobody was making tracks Sunday night. Instead, fans and players alike will hold on to this group until all three seniors are no longer Blue Devils and time forces them to move into what could be a very exciting future.

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Duke Basketball: Mason Plumlee, Ryan Kelly Key For Sweet 16 Against Michigan State

Mason Plumlee and Ryan Kelly combine to form one of the country's strongest frontcourts. But the Blue Devils senior tandem will be faced with another veteran frontcourt on Friday night in Michigan State's Adreian Payne and Derrick Nix and whichever can be the wilier duo and stay on the floor will likely play a large part in deciding the outcome of the Sweet 16's biggest matchup.

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Duke Basketball: Rasheed Sulaimon Rides Momentum to Big Game in NCAA Tournament Win Over Creighton

Rasheed Sulaimon has had something of a roller coaster season for the Duke Blue Devils. He started off solid, scoring 20 points in a scrimmage before rattling off eight double-digit scoring performances in his first 10 games before hitting a bit of a slump at the beginning of the ACC season. A late-season swoon knocked him out of the starting lineup, but a solid performance against Maryland in the ACC tournament paved the way for Sulaimon to once again make an impact for Duke.

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