Current San Miguel Beer import Josh Boone’s replacement Kevin Jones arrived early morning on Saturday and will be on standby for the Beermen.
But the NBA D-League standout will have to wait for the Beermen’s next assignment before playing his first game in the PBA as Boone will remain for at least another game.
San Miguel Beer coach Biboy Ravanes confirmed the news to InterAksyon.com.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Sacramento Kings say reserve forward Carl Landry will miss the remainder of the season with a medial meniscus tear in his right knee that will require surgery.
The team said Saturday a recent MRI exam revealed the injury, and surgery would be scheduled later. He missed his fifth straight game Friday night against Toronto with what was being listed as a sore knee.
Landry, in his second stint with Sacramento, averaged 4.2 points and 3.2 rebounds in 12.9 minutes over 18 games with one start this season.
NEW YORK -- Milwaukee Bucks guard O.J. Mayo has been suspended one game for punching New Orleans Pelicans center Greg Stiemsma in the throat.
The incident occurred with 1:52 remaining in the first quarter of Milwaukee's 112-104 loss to the Pelicans on Friday. Mayo got tied up with Stiemsma as he tried to get around a screen set by the big man.
Mayo was assessed a flagrant foul 2 and ejected. He will serve the suspension Saturday night when the Bucks host the Washington Wizards.
The Talk ’N Text Tropang Texters grounded the Air21 Express, 95-91, in the 2014 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, Saturday at the Cuneta Astrodome, in a battle of two teams that won their conference debuts.
Jayson Castro was named Player of the Game with 22 points, five rebounds and three assists.
The win gave TNT solo first place, early in the conference standings. Both squads had entered the contest having won their initial outings.
The Miami Heat have signed forward DeAndre Liggins to a second 10-day contract, the team announced Saturday.
Liggins played just one minute of one game over his first 10 days with the team. The Heat brought him in for depth in case of injury and for nights when Dwyane Wade may rest.
Liggins was a D-League All-Star this season, appearing in 35 games with Sioux Falls and averaging 14.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 2.5 steals for the Skyforce.
The withdrawal of Greg Slaughter and Marcio Lassiter from Gilas Pilipinas did not dampen the spirits of head coach Chot Reyes, who expressed the belief that a 15-man lineup is deep enough to draw the 12-man unit for the FIBA World Cup in Spain.
“I’m ok with 15-strong,” said Reyes yesterday, adding that he respects the decision of Slaughter and Lassiter to beg off from a pool of players being considered to suit up for the national team during the Aug. 30- Sept. 14 cagefest.
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Former NBA star Steven Marbury scored 43 points as Beijing Ducks claimed a road victory over defending champions Guangdong Hongyuan 109-104 on Saturday.
With the away win, Beijing put their noses in front again in the best-of-five semifinal series in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) league and need only one more victory to advance to the finals.
Despite Marbury's unstoppable performance, Randolph Morris contributed another 33 points, making the away team invincible.
Alaska’s Robert Dozier may be the reigning Best Import of the Conference awardee from last season, but there’s a different reason why coach Luigi Trillo considers him a special player.
“I can get in his face and he will respond positively. That’s why I love him,” Trillo told InterAksyon.com following their first win in the PLDT Home TVoltution PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
Nowhere was that clearer than in this particular game, where Trillo admitted he had a heated exchange of words in the early goings of the contest.
ARE you shocked to hear that Greg Slaughter has turned down an offer to play for the Gilas Pilipinas Team?
I am not.
Are you also shocked to hear that Marcio Lassiter has mimicked Slaughter’s decision?
MANILA, Philippines – San Miguel Corp. (SMC) denied any involvement in the decision of their two players to pass up the chance to join Gilas Pilipinas in the FIBA Basketball World Cup.
SMC chief of basketball operations, Robert Non, said that they even encouraged Greg Slaughter to join the national training pool.
Slaughter, who plays for Barangay Ginebra, and San Miguel Beer’s Mario Lassiter recently announced that they are pulling out of the Gilas training pool.