Now, having said all that, am I saying the season is over? Of course not. But don't fool yourself into thinking that everything is still fine and dandy. This injury affects everything this team was planning on doing both offensively and defensively. For one thing we now no longer have the ability to really press like we wanted to on defense. For another thing we are not going to be able to really lock down on the quicker point guards we face.
We'll adjust, but don't kid yourself folks. This is a big, big, deal.
And I just feel sick to my stomach for Kyrie. He was playing absolutely spectacular bball in these early weeks, and he was clearly on track to not only be ACC Freshman of the year, but potentially the NCAA Player of the Year. He was playing well enough for that to be a real possibility!
Get well soon, young man. You have our thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.
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Man... I'm bummed.
Kyrie just tweeted out, "Situation not looking good, and I'm not feeling good."
2009-2010 can't come soon enough.
I still like our team a lot and I'm hoping that this injury will be similar to Hurley's and Boozer's in that we get Kyrie back within a few weeks; and in the meantime, the team rallies around one another, players step up in their development and they become a stronger and better team as a result (just like the '92 and '01 teams did).
I think there is a lot of over reaction to this. Yes the injury sucks, but lets face it...if we were solely depending on him to win a national championship, then we were already doomed. I think this injury can only help the TEAM get better and stronger. I feel as if at times this season the guys go through spells of "kyrie watching". They lose focus and get caught up in watching him do his thing. Kyrie being out will put an end to all of that obviously, and we will start getting more production from everyone else, for example Dre erupting for 28 points.
With that being said I hope he returns in a couple of weeks to a team that has matured and ready to dominate for the rest of the season.
“There are five fundamental qualities that make every team great: communication, trust, collective responsibility, caring and pride. I like to think of each as a separate finger on the fist. Any one individually is important. But all of them together are unbeatable.”
I guess he could say "it's 50/50 or maybe a little worse." But no idea where he's getting his info right now--I can say it's not likely Seth is talking to a medical professional -- at least I hope that's not the case.
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Best wishes for a recovery KI - the whole Duke family is with you - if nothing else then this thread should be a testament that we are all living through your injury on a minute-by-minute basis, just as if it was our toe that was the problem.
It ain't over 'til it's over.
Still information to gather.
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Until there is an exact determination as to Kyrie's status for the year, let's not all turn into Chicken Little's. Hopefully he can recover soon and return to help this team. If not, the guys will have to rally and go forth and do as best as they can. We'll do a lot better with Kyrie's direct help on the court than without but regardless, try to stay positive and hope for the best. Get well soon, Kyrie!
I don't think anyone is really that much worried about our team, but the whole Duke fanbase was excited to watch Kyrie Irving, maybe the best point guard in the Nation, and give us a weapon that we haven't had since Jason Williams. Kyrie is dynamic, exciting, and overall a good kid and we hate to see a great kid like that have to, quite possibly, sit out an entire year that got off to such a great start.
I, for one, was very excited every time Kyrie stepped on the court and I pray he comes back next season.
I don't think much of anyone is over-reacting to the impact it will have on our team. What we are depressed and sad about is the fact that we will be without one of the most exciting players in the game for an extended period of time, along with the fact that something so devastating happened to such a good kid.