Here is what scenario two looks like, featuring three guards.
PG- Trevon Duval, Freshman
SG- Grayson Allen, Senior
SF- Gary Trent jr., Freshman
PF- Marvin Bagley III Freshman
C- Wendell Carter jr. , Freshman
Bench- Marques Bolden, Sophomore (F/C) Alex O’Connell, Freshman (G) Jordan Tucker, Freshman (F) Javin Delaurier, Sophomore (F) Antonio Vrankovic, Junior (F/C) Jordan Goldwire, Freshman (G) Brennan Besser, Junior (G) Jack White, Sophomore (F), Justin Robinson, Junior (F/C)
This scenario is more of the traditional Duke style. With this starting lineup and depth chart Duke would put three guards on the floor and would be more reliant on the three point shot. This has been how Duke has gone about their starting lineup recently, as we saw last year with the starting lineup of Grayson Allen, Luke Kennard, Matt Jones, Jayson Tatum, and Amile Jefferson.
The reason I prefer the first scenario is because it would allow Duke to be more consistent. With the second scenario you are completely reliant on your jump shot and your three point shot. This as we have seen does not end well for Duke because if you’re having a rough game it is nearly impossible to win. We saw this when Duke lost to South Carolina in the tournament, Duke could not make a shot and they lost because of it. If Duke puts out the starting lineup in the first scenario they won’t be as reliant on their jump shot and three point shot but it will still be there.