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Mike Krzyzewski Wants Amile Jefferson To Be "Duke's Draymond Green" Next Season

Between a top-ranked recruiting class and a few strong returning veterans, Duke's 2016-17 team has the potential to be extremely special. Grayson Allen gets most of te headlines, as far as returning stars go, but Mike Krzyzewski is putting a lot focus on returning forward Amile Jefferson. He told CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein that Jefferson, who played in nine games for the Blue Devils before going down to injury, has to have a Draymond Green-like impact on next year's team.

">@CBSSports that Amile Jefferson needs to be Duke's Draymond Green next season. Averaged 11.4 and 10.4 last year before injury.

— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein)

Coach K told @CBSSports that Amile Jefferson needs to be Duke's Draymond Green next season. Averaged 11.4 and 10.4 last year before injury.

— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) May 21, 2016

">May 21, 2016

Green is one of the most important players on the Golden State Warriors because of his diverse skill-set, which allows him to spread the floor as a shooter, act as a point forward when Steph Curry is out of the game, and defend every position on the floor. It should be pretty exciting to see how Coach K plans on using Jefferson next year, with this in mind.