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.
“We have a very stabilized backcourt once we have Paul in the lineup.”...
Rain or Shine’s restricted free agent Paul Lee is back on the same page with his coach, Yeng Guiao, after the player expressed his willingness to stay on with the franchise although he still has to make peace with ownership and management following a messy contract dispute, according to the fiery mentor.
Lee attended Rain or Shine’s practice for the first time since arriving from the Philippine national men’s basketball team’s campaign in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain and he finally made true on his promise to his coach of speaking personally upon his return.
“OK na, he has decided to stay on,” Guiao told InterAksyon.com in a telephone interview....
PBA commissioner Chito Salud has stepped into the issue involving Paul Lee and Rain or Shine as the league’s top official has asked Lawrence Chongson, the player’s manager, to resolve the matter right away with the Elasto Painters’ camp.
This was disclosed by Atty. Mamerto Mondragon, Rain or Shine’s representative to the PBA board.
“Kinausap ko si commissioner and I asked him kung kailangan bang sumulat kami sa kanya so he could act on it. Sinabi niya sa amin na nakausap na niya si Lawrence,” Mondragon told InterAksyon.com in a telephone interview....
Restricted free agent Paul Lee, fresh off a stint with the Philippine national men’s basketball team in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain, has been back in the country for almost a week but there’s still no sign of him at the Rain or Shine camp.
Lee was expected to be back in practice with his PBA club last Monday but has neither attended any training session nor even been in touch with anyone from the team.
Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao, who last spoke to Lee in an overseas call where the player told his coach that they would talk personally after he returned, questioned the decision of Lee’s camp to prolong the negotiations....
Guiao wanted to sit down with Lee to discuss what led to the player’s decision to request a release from the team.
The 25-year-old point guard wanted out of the Elasto Painters despite Rain or Shine’s maximum offer of P420,000 a month if he extends his contract for the next three years....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||12||8||0.600|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||7||8||0.467||3rd|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||18||8||0.692||Runner-up|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||7||7||0.500||4th|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||9||7||0.562||5th|
|2012-2013 Philippine Cup||15||12||0.556||Runner-up|
|2011-2012 Governors' Cup||14||7||0.667||Champions|
|2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup||3||6||0.333||8th|
|2011-2012 Philippine Cup||14||9||0.609||4th|
|2010-2011 Governors' Cup||6||7||0.462||5th|