I disagree. I like Duncan but their values aren't even in the same stratosphere. I really am surprised how down a lot of people are on maar. I thought there was little doubt he was our all around best player late and was the number one factor we made the tourney.
Without his ability to get his own shot and to get to the rim we were in a world of trouble late. Other wise it was windshield washer offense followed by a bad deep two or three. I don't think teams are game planning for Duncan per say. Saying don't leave him open beyond the arc and game planning are a bit different. Plus he was a non factor for a large portion of big ten play. I mean it started to look like kam or Aubrey were better choices for his minutes.
I think we saw late what coach b was seeing too, which was get the ball to maar a lot more. He started getting more and more touches late and Id he surprised to see if he wasn't pretty much on equal footing with Walton and Irvin this year in touches.
He also plays good d, has that fight the others don't, that hustle, and will to win and compete. I'm hoping Walton and Irvin can get some consistency again but either way I think attacking this thing as a three headed monster will be our best strategy. Honestly all of them getting around ten looks or more is probably ideal along with Wagner and Duncan.
I think we're very solid at every spot so playing the mismatch or spreading the wealth could be our strength and advantage this year. No weak link.