SCOUTING THE 2016 COMMISSIONERâ€™S CUP IMPORTS | The newcomers: Blackwater, GlobalPort, Mahindra, Meralco, Phoenix, San Miguel
After just a week-long break, the PBA returns to action when the import-laden Commissioner’s Cup tips off on Wednesday at SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
For the second part of this scouting report, here’s a look at the fresh faces who will reinforce teams in the league’s second conference. (READ PART ONE HERE: The ‘Balik-Imports’)
MJ Rhett – Blackwater
The youngest in the field, the 23-year-old Rhett is an athletic, 6’8” forward who can easily be the Elite’s top gunner. Apart from his high-flying skills, he can also stretch the floor with his outside shots....
SMB preparing for Commissionerâ€™s Cup but not thinking about Grand Slam yet: â€˜One game at a timeâ€™
“If you win the All-Filipino, you’re the only team that has a chance to win the Grand Slam. But what we want to do is to plan for our second conference,” Austria told InterAksyon.com. “One game at a time. When we get (closer) there, that’s the time we have to plan.”
Austria’s Beermen have become the most dominant team in the PBA today. Last season, they won two of three possible championships, which prompted San Miguel Corporation president Ramon Ang to set the bar even higher for the team, urging them to try for the elusive triple crown....
San Miguel star Arwind Santos yesterday tempered expectations of a grand slam as the Beermen try to win another title in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup which starts tomorrow at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Santos said that while their victory over the Alaska Aces in the Philippine Cup where they became the first team to win the title after trailing 0-3 in the series has motivated them to pursue another trophy, the historic feat has also made them a target of rival teams.
“Magandang motivation sa amin yun, sa buong team, kasi ilang teams lang ang nakakuha ng grand slam. Pero alam namin na hindi magiging madali,” Santos told the Bulletin from Cebu where he and his family spent a short vacation while celebrating the third birthday of his son Iogan....
MANILA, Philippines – The old league mighty powers and rulers are still the ones favored to figure prominently in the race to the top in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup that unfolds Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Talk n Text is determined to defend the crown, San Miguel Beer is raring to stretch its title run to three conferences while Alaska Milk, Rain or Shine, Barangay Ginebra and Star are teams likely to play their roles as perennial contenders.
Globalport will also be on the spotlight with Terrence Romeo, Stanley Pringle and their teammates out to prove that their fourth-place in the Philippine Cup is for real....
Reigning Best Import Wayne Chism and fierce rival Ivan Johnson banner the stellar cast of reinforcements set to make waves when the 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup tips off on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Chism will be hoping that the third time’s a charm as he hopes to finally bring a championship to Rain or Shine in his third tour of duty for the Elasto Painters.
But standing in his way will be 11 other imports led by Ivan Johnson, Denzel Bowles and Rob Dozier, who are also making their anticipated PBA return....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup||0||0||0.000|
|2015-2016 Philippine Cup||17||7||0.708||Champions|
|2014-2015 Governors' Cup||16||5||0.762||Champions|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||4||7||0.364||9th|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||17||5||0.773||Champion|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||5||5||0.500||5th|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||7||4||0.636||5th|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||13||8||0.619||4th|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||15||6||0.714||Runner-up|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||8||8||0.500||6th|