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Tim Cone on versatile Joe Devance: ‘He’s like one of those jackknives’

Barangay Ginebra San Miguel versatile forward Joe Devance can do anything on the court–he can shoot, he can defend, he can rebound, you name it.

Coach Tim Cone summed it up best when asked how he would describe the 6’7″ forward’s play.

Joe Devance. PBA Media Bureau
“What makes Joe different from everybody else is he’s like one of those jackknives. You pull out different kinds of, say, like can opener or screwdriver and all those different things. Joe could look which one of those to use. Joe sees the game that way,” Cone told InterAksyon.

“He can look at what the team needs and then fill out that role, just about anything, when it comes to ballhandling, being a power guy, being a defender, being a rebounder. He can play any position–1 to 5–so he just analyzes the game and say, ‘OK, this is what we need now’.”

Devance and Cone have won championships in all the three teams that they’ve been together–at Alaska, San Mig Coffee and, now, Ginebra.

All in all, they’ve won a combined 16 championships in 10 years of partnership.

Author: Rey Joble, Interaksyon
Full Article: http://www.interaksyon.com/tim-cone-on-versatile-joe-devance-hes-like-one-of-those-jackknives/

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