With the rare Grand Slam feat on its mind, San Miguel fortified its roster as it acquired Von Pessumal from GlobalPort in exchange for seldom-used big man Arnold Van Opstal. The deal, which was the first involving two rookies part of the Gilas pool in the past 2016 PBA Rookie Draft, was approved on Monday […]
GlobalPort head coach Franz Pumaren knows he has to get something from his bench players if the team aspires to advance to the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup playoffs. The Batang Pier ranks dead last in the league with only 23.2 bench points per game. But on Sunday, without Terrence Romeo to lean on, the reserves […]
After struggling in the import-laden conferences, GlobalPort is eyeing to recapture its lost thunder in the Philippine Cup where it had its breakthrough run last season. And in doing so, the Batang Pier are entrusting their future under the guidance of team consultant Franz Pumaren. “We just want to better our standing this coming conference,” Pumaren […]
GlobalPort have stockpiled on four picks in the draft and consultant Franz Pumaren said all four will have a chance to make the lineup. “Right now, everyone has a chance to make it to the regular lineup,” Pumaren said. The Batang Pier plucked shooter Von Pessumal in the Gilas round while also selecting guard Alfrancis Tamsi, […]
A record field of 215 aspirants including 26 Fil-foreign players with aspirations of making it to the big stage have made themselves available for the 2015 PBA D-League Rookie Draft.