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THINGS WE LEARNED IN THE 2014 FIBA ASIA CUP – PART 1

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By all intents and purposes, our third place finish in the 2014 FIBA Asia Cup in Wuhan, China was historic. It was the first time a Philippine team finished on the podium in the biennial event, after all. We finished with a 5-1 record, losing only to eventual champions Iran in the semifinals. We swept [...]

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LAST CALL FOR PBA D-LEAGUE PARTICIPANTS

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All parties interested in joining the PBA D-League for the coming Aspirants’ Cup only have until Wednesday, July 30, to submit their letters of intent to the PBA Commissioner’s Office. So far, Café France, Racal Motorsales Corp., Wangs Basketball and Jumbo Plastic Linoleum have already confirmed their participation for the league’s first conference which starts [...]

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THE TOP FIVE PBA CENTERS OF THE 2014 SEASON

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There are several good centers in the PBA, but only a select few are in the upper echelon. In fact, there are three centers among the league’s five most efficient players. Naturally, all three are on this list. Strangely enough, though, two of those centers are still among the league’s up-and-coming cagers, while the other [...]

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NLEX STARTS YOUTH MOVEMENT

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On the heels of another busy day for new team NLEX Road Warriors, team consultant Allan Gregorio bared that the trades they made are part of the team’s plan to go younger and prepare for their future as they start their journey in the 40th season of the PBA. NLEX traded starting shooting guard Joseph [...]

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NLEX BUSY ON TRADING FLOOR; YEO TO GINEBRA

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Newcomer NLEX has started laying the groundwork for a more competitive team in the years to come, and perhaps for a faster route to the top. The Road Warriors, six-time PBA D-League champs, shipped veteran slasher Joseph Yeo to Barangay Ginebra San Miguel for the Kings’ 2015 first round Draft pick. Next, they swapped picks [...]

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FONACIER OUT AS GILAS LEAVES FOR MIAMI

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Five weeks before the start of the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain, Gilas Pilipinas leaves the country Friday, flying to Miami for a four-day boot camp to start the final stage of its buildup for the World meet. Gilas coach Chot Reyes said the team is upbeat though deprived of two good matches on the [...]

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PRINGLE, BANCHERO HEAD FIL-FOREIGN DRAFT HOPEFULS

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Guards Stanley Pringle and Chris Banchero headline the list of Fil-foreigners who have applied for the 2014 PBA Rookie Draft. The 6-foot-1 Pringle is being eyed by GlobalPort as the number one pick in this year’s Draft. A former Penn State University standout, the 27-year-old Pringle has played around the world, having had stints in [...]

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LOOKING AT BLACKWATER AFTER THE EXPANSION DRAFT

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Now that the expansion draft is done, let’s grade first the selection of Blackwater Sports that will be coached by former Ginebra San Miguel great Leo Isaac. Center: Danny Ildefonso, JP Erram, Bryan Faundo, Power Forward: Eddie Laure, Gilbert Bulawan Small Forward: JR Cawaling, Norman Gonzales,  Bam Gamalinda Shooting Guard: Alex Nuyles, Robby Celiz Point [...]

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REFUND FOR LAST HOME STAND TICKET HOLDERS

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To facilitate the process of refunding tickets, ticket holders for the July 22nd and July 23rd events must follow these simple procedures: Tickets holders who bought their tickets from Ticketnet outlets may claim their cash refund at the Ticketnet Box Office at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Yellow Gate starting July 24, from 10 am to 8 [...]

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THE TOP FIVE PBA POWER FORWARDS OF THE 2014 SEASON

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Being a power forward in the PBA is a little difficult simply because the position is just so loaded with talent. Proof? Four guys on this list are among the ten most efficient players in the entire league. That just tells you how top-heavy this spot is for PBA teams. In this list, we have [...]

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