With their top choices to replace Josh Powell unavailable, Barangay Ginebra San Miguel has settled on two-time Best Import Gabe Freeman to try to salvage the team’s campaign in the PLDT Home TVolution Commissioner’s Cup.
Ginebra official Robert Non confirmed the development to InterAksyon.com, saying Freeman is scheduled to board a flight to Manila on Monday night to be able to play for Ginebra on Sunday.
The Gin Kings earlier looked at Andre Emmett and Charles Thomas as options to take the place of Powell, who left the team to sign with the NBA’s Houston Rockets.
“Hindi available si Emmett and hindi rin puwede si Thomas,” Non told InterAksyon.com “Si Gabe ang sumagot and he will be here in our next game.”...
Team executive Robert Non said that Powell has asked permission to allow him to sign with the Houston Rockets in the NBA. The Rockets are currently holding the fourth seed in the Western Conference standings.
“Kasi if ever makukuha niya yung offer sa Houston Rockets, it will be considered as one year, which will be counted to his pension,” Non told a small group of sportswriters....
Rob Dozier starred with 22 points and 16 rebounds for Best Player of the Game honors.
"I thought we did a good job in the first half," said Alaska head coach Luigi Trillo. "Obviously [Josh] Powell got injured and couldn't come back. They went on fire in the third quarter. They didn't give up, but without Powell there, napagod din si Greg [Slaughter]"...
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel fights for survival and a bit of redemption when it takes on defending champion Alaska Milk today in the PLDT Home TVolution PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The Aces are already in the playoffs, courtesy of the Meralco Bolts’ Friday victory over Barako Bull. But a fifth win in eight games here will boost their drive to catch San Miguel Beer at second place in the homestretch surge for the second twice-to-beat slot in the quarters.
SMB can't afford to rest easy with the threat of the onrushing Aces, who have won their last three assignments, getting bigger every game....
Las Vegas — Manny Pacquiao is truly full of surprises. In an announcement that caught the Filipino press contingent here by, what else, surprise, Pacquiao said on Thursday that he is going to suit up for Kia Motors when the new ballclub plays in the PBA in October.
Kia was one of three teams accepted as new member of the PBA the other day.
Pacquiao, who faces Tim Bradley in a rematch this Saturday at the MGM Grand, did not disclose the details about his PBA debut but expressed excitement over the prospects of donning the jersey of the Columbian Auto-owned franchise....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||3||5||0.375|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||15||8||0.652||3rd|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||4||7||0.364||8th|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||12||12||0.500||Runner-up|
|2012-2013 Philippine Cup||8||9||0.471||6th|
|2011-2012 Governors' Cup||9||6||0.600||3rd|
|2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup||8||6||0.571||3rd|
|2011-2012 Philippine Cup||9||7||0.562||6th|
|2010-2011 Governors' Cup||8||5||0.615||4th|
|2010-2011 Commissioners' Cup||12||10||0.545||Runner-up|