Stanley Pringle. Photo by Dennis Gasgonia, ABS-CBNnews.com/File Photo

MANILA,Philippines -- Stanley Pringle, the top pick in the 2014 PBA Draft, continued to impress during GlobalPort's practice sessions.

Pringle, an ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) veteran, is said to be in the mold of PBA star Jayson Castro, in terms of talent and capability to take over games.

“Akala mo pang-NBA eh,” said GlobalPort assistant coach Senen Dueñas in the PBA website.

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Lee AG-bound, okays P10-M ‘Rain’ pact (September 20, 2014)
Nelson Beltran [ Source: Philippine Star ]

PBA

MANILA, Philippines - Paul Lee leaves for Incheon, Korea today with only the Gilas Pilipinas Asiad campaign to think about after formalizing a fresh two-year contract with Rain or Shine yesterday.

The two parties settled for a P10.08-million pact at the end of a long negotiation nearly botched by interventions of outside forces.

But Lee decided to stayg on with the team where he won the PBA Rookie of the Year honors in 2012.

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Philippine Arena. Photo from Wikipedia

It’s looking like the opening ceremonies of the PBA’s new season will be held at the 55,000-seat Philippine Arena in Bulacan.

PBA media bureau chief Willie Marcial told InterAksyon.com that the biggest arena in the country has met the league’s standard after an ocular inspection on Thursday.

“Ok na, mayroon nang flooring, mayroon na siyang court, everything na kailangan para sa game,” Marcial said in a telephone interview.

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Lee formally rejoins Rain or Shine today (September 19, 2014)
Musong R. Castillo [ Source: Inquirer ]

PBA

Paul Lee, barring any unforeseen development, will sign a fresh three-year pact worth the maximum P15.12 million with Rain or Shine today before he leaves with the Gilas Pilipinas squad for the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

Lee and agent Lawrence Chongson are expected at Rain or Shine’s Pasig City offices to sign the deal and end what had been weeks of messy developments surrounding the former Rookie of the Year’s future.

“I am happy that this is over and done with,” the 25-year-old Lee said in Filipino as he officially joins the long list of PBA superstar millionaires. “Coach (Yeng Guiao) also told me that everything will be well again in the team after I sign.”

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Paul Lee. AFP

MANILA, Philippines – After making peace with his coach Yeng Guiao, PBA star Paul Lee wants to settle his contract issues with his team Rain or Shine.

After a near falling out with the Elasto Painters team, Lee said it is now time to sit down with the Rain or Shine management and put his papers in order.

“At least, sa aming dalawa (Guiao), okay na. Kailangan na lang mag-usap ng agent ko and management ng Rain or Shine para matapos na ito,” Lee said in an interview with Spin.ph’s Richard Dy.

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Will Pacquiao play on PBA opening day? (September 18, 2014)
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PBA

MANILA, Philippines – Eight-division boxing champion Manny Pacquiao is still unsure if he is going to suit up when KIA Motors makes its Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) debut on October 19.

KIA is scheduled to tangle with fellow expansion team Blackwater Elite on opening day and Pacquiao is raring to go into action.

But the playing coach is thinking it over as his training for the Chris Algieri fight has already started.

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Paul Lee of Gilas Pilipinas fires a jumper over the defense of Chinese taipei's Quincy Davis. www.fibaasia.net

With restricted free agent Paul Lee expressing an interest in staying with mother club Rain or Shine, his coach Yeng Guiao is finally able to think about the formation of the team for the upcoming PBA season.

Guiao told InterAksyon.com that as soon as the team is able to sign the Philippine national men’s basketball team member to a contract, they will begin to study which moves will be necessary for the guard-heavy Elasto Painters to balance out their roster although he made it clear that Lee isn’t likely to be among those traded.

“Hindi siya kasama because ayaw kong pahinain yung guard lineup natin dahil OK na siya,” the coach said.

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