Although Duke has managed to win its past two games without Tre Jones, there is no denying that his presence on the court elevates the entire team to new heights.
While Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett have done the majority of the heavy lifting for the Blue Devils in his absence, Cam Reddish has also improved his overall production over the last few weeks.
The one difference without Jones in the lineup is the lack of a true lockdown defender on the perimeter. Let's not forget that he also does a fantastic job of running half-court sets for the offense.
Fortunately for the Blue Devils, their point guard is listed as probable for today's matchup.
Well, it looks like he'll return from his AC joint separation after spending less than two weeks to recover.
Jones is back on the floor in uniform and it appears he could make his return to the hardwood this afternoon.
With tipoff approaching at Cameron Indoor Stadium, the likelihood of him playing is very high.
Duke hosts Georgia Tech this afternoon in another ACC clash.
The Blue Devils should take care of business at home against the Yellow Jackets, especially if Jones is ready for action.