Report: Duke basketball closing practices to NBA teams

According to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski is set to make some changes to the Blue Devils’ practice and availability.

Wojnarowski reports that Duke will be barring NBA teams from attending practice this season.

Rather than allowing teams to come in whenever they please — which could cause a major distraction for a team littered with NBA talent, including projected top five picks Jason Tatum and Harry Giles — the Blue Devils and Krzyzewski will opt for two scheduled Pro Day events.

Duke sent an email to NBA front offices inviting them to pro days on Oct. 19 and 25 at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

The message added, “All other practices will be closed.”

It is a bit questionable that the second pro day date comes on opening night of the NBA season, but there must be a method to Krzyzewski’s madness.

In addition to the two pro days, NBA scouts are free to scout any game throughout the season.

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