2016-2017 Commissioners' Cup

Team Leaders

PPG: S. Pringle (23.00)
RPG: S. Wiliams (16.50)
APG: T. Romeo (8.00)
SPG: S. Pringle (2.50)
BPG: S. Wiliams (3.00)

March 25, 2017 5:00PM
Tubod, Lanao del Norte
  1st 2nd 3rd 4th
SH 15 46 78 103
GBP 21 43 65 77
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Best Player/s: Jio Jalalon 17pts 6rebs

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Blackwater acquires Canaleta in 3-player deal

March 30, 2017

 Nino Canaleta moves to Blackwater. PBA Images photoMANILA – Blackwater Elite acquired the services of veteran scorer Nino Canaleta in a 3-player trade on Wednesday.

Blackwater had to give up the pair of Dylan Ababou and James Forrester to get Canaleta from GlobalPort, according to the PBA website.

The league approved the trade on Wednesday.

Canaleta normed 11.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per game during his stay with the Batang Pier. ...

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PBA agrees to release Gilas players 2 weeks before Seaba: report

March 23, 2017

MANILA — The Philippine Basketball Association's (PBA) board of governors has agreed to release 15 Gilas players 15 days ahead of the Southeast Asian Basketball Association (Seaba) men’s championship.

According to a report on Spin.ph, the decision was made Wednesday following a special board meeting held at the league office in Libis, Quezon City.

The Seaba tournament, slated on May 12-18 at Araneta Coliseum, serves as a qualifier to the FIBA Asia Cup....

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Alaska, 3 other teams motivated after previous early exits

March 18, 2017

 JV Casio and Alaska's road back to the Commissioner's Cup finals begin on Saturday when they take on GlobalPort. Courtesy of the PBA Media BureauAlaska looks to get over a minor road bump as 4 teams debut in the PBA Commissioner's Cup at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City on Saturday.

The Aces battle GlobalPort in the main game that tips off at 5:15 p.m., right after the Blackwater-Phoenix face-off that starts at 3 p.m.

Octavius Ellis was supposed to suit up for Alaska, but had to return to the U.S. citing personal matters....

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Not easy finding right import

March 14, 2017

Justin Brownlee will be at the forefront of Barangay Ginebra when the PBA Commissioner’s Cup opens next week.The search for the right import will continue even after the PBA Commissioner’s Cup begins on Friday. The PBA will allow import changes at any time, even for the last game of the Finals. It’s not easy landing an import who fits a team’s style or system. A PBA coach said talent isn’t the problem but the ability to play how and what he’s supposed to.

That’s why six teams are bringing back imports for the second conference. They’ve been scouted and tested. Their return is an indication that they’ve passed the test. The comebacking imports are Mahindra’s James White, TNT KaTropa’s Denzel Bowles (previously played in four seasons with the Purefoods franchise), NLEX’s Wayne Chism (previously played in three seasons for Rain Or Shine, now reunited with coach Yeng Guiao), Rain Or Shine’s Shawn Taggart (played for GlobalPort last season), Barangay Ginebra’s Justin Brownlee (played for Ginebra in the Governors Cup last season) and Phoenix’ Eugene Phelps (played for the Fuel Masters in the Governors Cup last season).

Phoenix coach Ariel Vanguardia settled for the under-sized Phelps, who’s 6-4 15/16, after failing to land 6-10 Jarrid Famous, 6-9 Brandon Costner and 6-9 Ekene Ibekwe. Even former Alaska import Diamon Simpson was on Vanguardia’s wish list but he’s under contract in Israel.  Famous’ rights are held by GlobalPort until after this conference. GlobalPort will keep Famous’ rights and call him up in case original pick Sean Williams doesn’t work out. Blackwater also tried to pry Famous out of GlobalPort....

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Arm-bar back in PBA

March 12, 2017

MANILA, Philippines -  PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa said the other day the pro league will re-allow the use of the arm-bar in defending an offensive player with his back to the basket anywhere from below the extended free throw line in the coming Commissioner’s Cup where the import height limit is 6-10.

Narvasa said the arm-bar was nearly reinstated for the second conference last season but the plan was scuttled. “We consult the coaches whenever we intend to adjust the rules,” he said. “Last year, we couldn’t be sure about the consistency of letting go the contact with the arm-bar or not so we decided to postpone bringing it back. Now that our referees are more comfortable in working within our officiating philosophy, we think the timing is right to re-allow the arm-bar particularly as we’ve got big imports playing in the Commissioner’s Cup.”

Narvasa explained that no foul will be called on the defensive player using the arm-bar on the offensive player’s back for as long as the elbow isn’t extended beyond a 90 degree angle and no weight is put on the arm. At the moment, the arm-bar will be allowed only if the offensive player has ball possession. Once the offensive player faces the basket, no arm-bar will be allowed....

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2016-2017 Commissioners' Cup 0 2 0.000
2016-2017 Philippine Cup 6 7 0.462 6th
2015-2016 Governors' Cup 4 7 0.364 10th
2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup 3 8 0.273 12th
2015-2016 Philippine Cup 10 8 0.556 4th
2014-2015 Governors' Cup 7 6 0.538 5th
2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup 4 7 0.364 10th
2014-2015 Philippine Cup 5 7 0.417 8th
2013-2014 Governors' Cup 1 8 0.111 10th
2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup 1 8 0.111 10th