JB definitely thinks, rightfully so, that this team’s ceiling is much higher with Sniper-Duncan. If 2017-18 Duncan was still the most lethal transition weapon in the conference, and still a 60/40 bet to can every mostly-wide-open 3, then we probably aren’t having this conversation, especially since the rest of the team is also shooting poorly.
I also wonder if JB ‘likes how the offense flows’ better with Duncan on the floor. Id guess JB likes Duncan’s passing angle/depth/height, pivots, reads, etc. more than the freshmen, who are still learning the basics.
For the record, I’m also in the camp that thinks giving duncan 15-20 minutes per game as a sub, favorable matchups, and a green light is the best way to let him sort out his demons, while also giving minutes to Poole/Livers/Brooks who have more room to grow and will probably produce better, on both ends.