Monday, September 24, 2018
Close  
  • share this

Racela, TNT looking for more improvements to roster

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
03:39 PM March 07, 2018

Nash Racela. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

It seems like TNT isn’t done in making changes to its roster. 

The KaTropa acquired Jericho Cruz late last month in a trade with Rain or Shine and coach Nash Racela said “there’s always a possibility” for a lineup shakeup.

ADVERTISEMENT

“There’s always a possibility. We’ve gone through these as looking for improvement,” said Racela told reporters after his team got eliminated in the quarterfinals after a 106-93 loss to top seed San Miguel Beer on Tuesday.

The addition of Cruz did wonders for the KaTropa, who had been longing for another offensive weapon.

Cruz averaged 17 points in his first two games for the KaTropa, but struggled against the Beermen scoring only three points on 1-of-7 shooting from the field with seven turnovers.

“With the new guys that we brought in, we know we’ll be good. Jericho has only been with us for two weeks, three weeks and we like what we saw. It’s time for him to fully adjust. We have enough time during the break of the season,” said Racela. 

Racela also did not want to reveal too much asked about TNT’s import for the Commissioner’s Cup.

“We have a short list, but we’re still looking at the timing and availability of some names. We’ll come up with the decision maybe by next week,” he said.

“Of course, Joshua is there. But Joshua right now is still playing in Japan. So he’s in game shape. But no more names as of now, but Joshua is part of the short list,” he added, referring to Joshua Smith.

TNT went to the Commissioner’s Cup Finals last year with Smith, known for his heft and inside dominance, in tow, but lost to San Miguel in six games.

ADVERTISEMENT
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS:
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.
newsinfo

At UN, Trump calls for global action on drugs

September 24, 2018 09:19 PM

newsinfo

Italy government adopts anti-migrant decree

September 24, 2018 09:10 PM

newsinfo

Duterte visits 17 wounded Scout Rangers in Sulu

September 24, 2018 08:41 PM



© Copyright 1997-2018 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.